Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
What ho, November! I have to tell you all, my music listening these days is pretty much just an exercise in trying to not listen to the news. I start out in the car in the morning thinking, ok, what disasters happened since last night, because you know there are always a few, and I turn on NPR. But the second that they play a clip of the Tacky-Know-Nothing-Fascist-Vulgarian* speaking, I hit the button to change the station. Then I’m pissed off so I need something to counter my mood. I wouldn’t say I’m in a rut but I’m not seeking out a lot of new music either. I want something that delivers.
One of the reasons I keep coming back to NaBloPoMo is because I really enjoy being able to look back at the previous years and see what was going on. Guess what? I’ve now been posting angry political songs for three years running! It’s a tradition at this point, one I would dearly love to retire but I don’t see that happening any time soon.
So you’ll have to forgive me if I end up pulling songs from my Resistance playlist a fair amount. It’s been my go-to when I need to quickly switch the vibe in the car. Usually I would also be listening to the new releases of bands that I’m going to see but my concert attendance has declined due to my kids’ schedules and our still only having one car. Some of them have been amazing so that’s good, but I miss hitting up the smaller shows and discovering something new. Hit me up with your suggestions.