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    David Kipling
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    Although I’m not in the swim of music news, I do hope that Bob W has retained his chirpy commitment to resistance and to socialist ideals.

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    Max_Gate
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    As Robert puts it: ‘It takes a lot of lolly/trying to be jolly.’ His ongoing critique of consumerism, of the manufactured orgasm, is an object lesson in integrity – and, more often than not, highly entertaining even as it undermines formulaic notions of entertainment.

    Robert reminds me of another independent leftist, Mexico’s Octavio Paz; he makes how and when he pleases. In both the lyrical holds hands with the satirical:

    The woes of a taxidermist:
    His Highness has sent him,
    for the trophy room,
    the skins, not well cured,
    of his father and his brother, the first-born.
    [Royal Hunt by Paz, trans. E. Weinberger]

    Max Gate

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    frequencieshurt
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    but what are robert wyatts politics now? i understand that he was a member of the socialist party?(or communist party?) is he still involved in anyway way in political organizing?

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    frequencieshurt
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    by that i mean, why cant he be an anarchist?

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    Aenima
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    By the way, yesterday was the anniversary 80th del Comandante Che Guevara, and was a pretty conmemoration in the city of Rosario (Argentina) where he was born

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    Max_Gate
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    The Liberation Orchestra premiered ‘Song to Che’, a Charlie Haden composition memorably covered by Robert on ‘Ruth is Stranger than Richard’. Mercifully free from irony, the composer noted: “The music in this album is dedicated to creating a better world; a world without war and killing, without poverty and exploitation; a world where men of all governments realize the vital importance of life and strive to protect rather than to destroy. We hope to see a new society of enlightenment and wisdom where creative thought becomes the most dominant force in all people’s lives.”

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