Futurist Manifesto 14

Futurist Manifesto
The Futurist Manifesto, written in Milan by the poet Filippo Marinetti in 1909, vehemently rejected the past in favour of humanity’s technical triumph over nature. It celebrated industrialisation, machinery and speed, especially motor cars and aeroplanes. Some of the declarations in the Manifesto make for strange reading – promoting aggression and violent change, and worshipping ...

Bolan’s Millions 6

Bolan's Millions
  I first came across Marc Bolan when I heard my best friend’s older brother playing Tyrannosaurus Rex’s third album Unicorn. I was instantly smitten by this unworldly voice, warbling incomprehensible lyrics to chords bashed out on an old acoustic, accompanied by fevered bongos and tinkling pixiephone. The few words I understood hinted at arcane ...

It is Accomplished 6 of 5 Songs with Meaning 9

It is Accomplished 6 of 5 Songs with Meaning
Day 5 Easter Egg – ‘It is Accomplished’ Peter Gabriel – Passion In the old days you used to get Easter Eggs on DVDs. These were surprise presents like an alternative ending to a movie or an additional live performance. Or say 6 posts in a 5 meaningful songs challenge. As it is actually Easter, ...

You’re the Best 5 of 5 Songs with Meaning 6

You're the Best 5 of 5 Songs with Meaning
Day 5 ‘You’re the Best’ Nik Kershaw – Ei8ht This is a round robin where people choose 5 meaningful songs posted 1 a day. It goes like this…. Sue Vincent: music-that-means-something-day-1-leonard-cohen nominated Sally Cronin: music-that-means-something-challenge-day-1-younger-than-springtime-south-pacific/ who nominated me…  No link necessary. You’re reading it. It’s a pleasure and an honour And I really wouldn’t wanna ...

Visions of Angels 4 of 5 Songs with Meaning 7

Visions of Angels 4 of 5 Songs with Meaning
Day 4 ‘Visions of Angels’ Genesis – Trespass This is a round robin where people choose 5 meaningful songs posted 1 a day. It goes like this…. Sue Vincent: music-that-means-something-day-1-leonard-cohen nominated Sally Cronin: music-that-means-something-challenge-day-1-younger-than-springtime-south-pacific/ who nominated me…  No link necessary. You’re reading it. Standing in a forest gazing at the sun Looking at the trees ...
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