Thursday, August 23, 2012

My favourite Olympics moment...

... was, without doubt, my friend Frank Turner going the warm-up for the Opening Ceremony with his song I Still Believe.

Why? Because it's a really good song but also because he stood and warmed up the crowd with the line "Come ye, come ye, to soulless corporate circus tops".



One can only admire his cheek!

I met him through a friend, and was thrilled to find that Frank was not only a fan of The Kitchen but also—though once embraced by the left—a thoroughly libertarian gentleman.

But don't take my word for it—just listen to Sons of Liberty (especially the coda)...


So if ever a man should ask you for your business or your name
Tell him to go and fuck himself, tell his friends to do the same.
Because a man who'd trade his liberty for a safe and dreamless sleep
Doesn't deserve the both of them, and neither shall he keep.
I have had lots of fun with Mr Frank Turner—I highly recommend supporting him. Apart from anything else, he's a very nice chap...

3 comments:

northampton saint said...

First came across Frank when he was on Green Day's bill at Wembley Stadium. Loads of my lefty friends think he's wonderful. I'll have great fun de-bunking those myths

Woodsy42 said...

My son discovered him before I did - I must be getting old - but Sons of Liberty is excellent and decidely anti-political rather than left wing.

Bishop Brennan said...

A little too earnest to be truly great, but not bad. If only the sheeple realised what freedoms are being lost...