Songs in the key of life….

Boom…

Wickham Festival, 2014

Afro Celt Sound System. John Callaway 2014

Afro Celt Sound System. John Callaway 2014

“In this olden world
Harder than a gemstone would it be to change
Once a youthful garden now her flowers fade
And her soul hardens
Her skies rage and her babies won’t age
And history falls hard from the page…”

[Afro Celt Sound System: “Beautiful Rain”]

Neville Staple. John Callaway 2014

Neville Staple. John Callaway 2014

“…Don’t offer us legal protection
They use the law to commit crime
I dread to think what the future will bring
When we’re living in real gangster time…”

[The Specials: “Gangsters”]

Hugh Cornwell. John Callaway 2014

Hugh Cornwell. John Callaway 2014

“…Whatever happened to the heroes…?”

[The Stranglers: “No More Heroes”]       

(Hugh Cornwell website here...)

Steve Earle. John Callaway 2014

Steve Earle. John Callaway 2014

“The revolution starts now
When you rise above your fear
And tear the walls around you down
The revolution starts here…”

[Steve Earle: “The Revolution Starts Now”]

Steve Earle & The Dukes. John Callaway 2014

Steve Earle & The Dukes. John Callaway 2014

“It’s hard times in the new millenium
Gettin’ by on just the bare minimum
Everything to lose and nothing to spare
Going to hell and nobody cares…”

[Steve Earle:”21st Century Blues”]

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One response to “Songs in the key of life….

  • Swappers

    Wow! These are really SO cool and didn’t spot Thea Gilmore over on the Wickham page for a moment- who is a favourite and from round our way!
    Fabulous work as ever John
    A fan
    Swappers

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