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During the visit, Robeson was interviewed by the local paper, and he told the writer he was no longer wedded to a classical repertoire. He’d come to regard himself as a folk singer, devoted to what he called “the eternal music of common humanity”. To that end, he was studying languages, working his way haphazardly through Russian, German, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Turkish, Hebrew, and sundry other tongues so as to perform the songs of different cultures in the tongues in which they had been written. He had become, he said, a singer for the people. … [Read more...] about How Paul Robeson found his political voice in the Welsh valleys
If I had to stay above ground, though, I've got a few ideas of how to survive. In Mexico, a guy once showed us all the things you can create from a cactus. It's an amazing plant: you can use it to make needle, thread, paper, ink, clothing and also some of the best booze known to man. So that would be my advice for anyone who really thinks it's gonna be the end of the world on Friday. Clear your allotment and fill it with cacti, because we might end up with a lot more desert on our hands. … [Read more...] about The apocalypse is coming, how are you going to spend it?