An Alphabet Blog: D is for Democracy

You ponder your choice and you place your votes -

you get the same old knives at the same old throats.

D is for democracy

I was a half-hearted watcher of the news as a youngster, and the more I watch it as a grown man, the more disheartened I am made by the whole sorry business. It’s not just the Brexit vote and the ascendancy of Trump to the White House. I don’t ever recall a time when heroes where in such a short supply, on all sides, at all levels of politics.

  Last year (I don’t know why) I picked up a copy of Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72 by Hunter S. Thompson (pictured right - wearing the shades - with Democratic nominee George McGovern), and discovered this incredibly prescient quote from 44 years ago: ‘The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy—then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece’.

Copies of the new album Ink are available from the STORE page at this website.

The album will be officially launched at the Lyric Theatre on Sunday evening, April 23rd, in a concert that will feature special guests Ciaran Lavery, Eilidh Patterson and John McCullough. Click HERE to be directed to the ticket sales page at the Lyric Theatre website.