Top 5 Songs by Footballers

Top 5 Songs by Footballers

Kicking off both a new series of Top 5’s and some football and music related posts to tie in with this summer’s World Cup, we begin with this list of the best/worst singles released by footballers. What this isn’t is songs about football or songs released to officially support a particular club or national teams, lists of which will appear in due course. No, this is a list of songs where footballers decided to try their hand at being pop stars for a while, something which never tends to end well. There are many absentees from this list so please Read more »

New Reels: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ by Pussy Riot

New Reels: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ by Pussy Riot

The Russian punk-rock political activists return with a powerful new video and song that deals with the Eric Garner killing as well as taking a broader swipe at state oppression everywhere. I’m currently engrossed in Clinton Heylin’s excellent Bob Dylan biography Behind The Shades, which in it’s early chapters details a time when Dylan was, whether he liked it or not, giving a great voice to those involved in the struggle against a repressive ideology that dominated American society and regarded non-whites as lesser human beings, unworthy of the same privileges granted those who just happened to be born with Read more »