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Thoughts on Woody Guthrie

“I believe that when ya pray, you’re tryin’ ta get yer thinkin’ straight, tryin’ ta see what’s wrong with th’ world, an’ who’s ta bame fer it. Part of it is crooks, crooked laws, an’ jist dam greedy people, people … Continue reading

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The Prophetic Aesthetic: A Manifesto

The Army of the Broken Hearted as an arts collective has taken a particular approach – the school of artists as the school of prophets. For now we will call it the prophetic aesthetic. The art of the prophetic aesthetic is … Continue reading

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WHY WE LEFT THE VENUES AND TOOK TO THE STREETS

…An absurd title since we play our music in venues quite often. We only just played the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath the other day and we had a good time. It was there afterwards we were discussing the question … Continue reading

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This Post is Sponsored by the Global Slave Market

  A remarkable stand-off occurred recently between employees and management at the huge Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn. These are the people who make all our Apple stuff, Microsoft, Dell, Sony, Nokia, Samsung, Acer etc. In fact, they manufacture about a … Continue reading

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LEVESON: WHY THE POWERLESS CAN DO WHAT THE POWERFUL CAN’T

We’ve been belly-aching against The Sun. Here’s three thoughts on the Leveson Enquiry. Two bad ones and one good. 1. The Leveson Enquiry hears evidence and testimonies, but we are not shocked. We already knew the tabloids were chasing glamourous … Continue reading

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WHY DO WALER WANT TO DESTROY THEIR LAST ALBUM?

My favourite album of last year was Formulas by Waler. In fact it’s become one of my favourite albums of all time. I can’t say enough good about it. It strikes me as being a somewhat feminist album, which they … Continue reading

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MARCH ACTION

THERE WERE TWO STREET WARDENS across the road, regarding us for a little while. They decided to come over to take a look and ask us what we were doing. We were playing our songs. “Why” they asked? That’s quite … Continue reading

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