Posts tagged ‘queen’

April 30, 2012

Music Monday – two Anti-Murdoch songs

Never Buy The Sun – Billy Bragg

This 2011 song by Billy Bragg, is a celebration of a 22-year Boycott, by Northern Englanders against the Murdoch newspapers in Britain. When people are “crying out for justice”, sometimes, if us commoners can’t compete with Murdoch and his billions, then perhaps our little rebellion is not buying his products. No point giving him our hard-earned dollars
(This song is also available for Free legal download from

Dear Mr Murdoch – Roger Taylor (of Queen)

An old song that found new meaning in recent years.

Here is Roger Taylors personal views about music:

What happened to the protest song? Music is now so polished, shiny and predictable, we have forgotten to try and say something with it. I am getting old and like everyone, have the right to say something about the “state of control” we live under – powerless to do anything about it. In case you hadn’t noticed. The high street is full of holes. We are fighting a pointless actively negative war which is killing our young soldiers and which we simply cannot afford. This war promotes and prolongs terrorism. This is our Vietnam. Unwinnable. Pointless. We are taxed and retaxed while the nation is not only broke but utterly bankrupt, being propped up with tax payers’ money and money which is simply printed. We are spied upon by 5 million cameras. We have thousands of petty rules and regulations more than ever before – no wonder people are bewildered and confused. As a nation we own almost nothing including water, electricity, gas, airspace and major manufacturers. Personal privacy is non-existent. We are directionless. I’m pissed off – you should be too.

April 18, 2012

Can we be a republic Now? or at least vote on which Royal family is our Overlords?

Our future Queen’s sister. This is Pippa Middleton, carrying on like Royalty, they like to wave firearms at things – Falkland Islanders, Afghanistanis, peasants – or is that pheasants.

image from ABC USA, 16 April 2012

Really, if we insist on having a Royal Family to tell us what to do, why can’t we vote on which Royal Family it is?

Any of these would do… just as good a job of Lording it over us.

Belgian Royal Family
Bruneian Royal Family
Bhutanese Royal Family
Bahraini Royal Family
Cambodian Royal Family
Danish Royal Family
Dutch Royal Family
Japanese Imperial Family
Javanese Royal Families
Jordanian Royal Family
Kuwaiti Royal Family
Lesotho Royal Family
Liechtenstein Princely Family
Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family
Malaysian Royal Families
Johor Royal Family
Kedah Royal Family
Kelantan Royal Family
Negeri Sembilan Royal Family
Pahang Royal Family
Perak Royal Family
Perlis Royal Family
Selangor Royal Family
Terengganu Royal Family
Monegasque Princely Family
Royal Family of Morocco
Norwegian Royal Family
Omani Royal Family
Qatari Royal Family
Saudi Royal Family
Spanish Royal Family
Sri Lankan Royal Family
Swazi Royal Family
Swedish Royal Family
Thai Royal Family
Tongan Royal Family
United Arab Emirates Royal Families
Zulu Royal Family