Thursday, 21 August 2014

Loafers Glory 05: Whimsical Stew


 Episode 05 of Loafers Glory Whimsical Stew, this ones a bit more random going from a recital of Walt Whitman's poetry including a rare mechanical recording of the man himself, to activism of Yip Harburg the song writer responsible for Over the Rainbow among many others. It's also jammed with some Wobbly history and anecdotes about Utah Phillips childhood reading about Depression era Bank Robbers.



Despite the rather shotgun like approach to organisation this was again an informative and enjoyable journey through history. In particular the speech by Huey Long about wealth concentration seems very close to the 99% rhetoric of the Occupy movement.

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