Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I found this video of "Roots" by the British folk-rock group Show of Hands at Rod Dreher's blog, where there is more discussion and more videos. The lyrics are definitely "crunchy" with a loosely small-p pagan tone. I think I need to watch all the videos.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chas!
You just cost me the last $3 in my iTunes account from last Yule! This is an excellent band - thanks for pointing them out!

Be well,
Dave H.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Steve Bodio said...

Their 2 disk set Best of Show of Hands is the best music I bought last year. There is even a song about longdogs!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Tracie the Red said...

Good song, good band - but here's the problem.

They are English, and apparently they filmed this video on location in Cornwall - and many Cornish people have seen this and are highly angry that a Saxon group would use their Celtic land to forward their English nationalistic ideas.

Many Cornish people do not regard themselves as English or their land as being part of England.

We Americans usually don't see how sharp the biting between the Celts and the English still is to this day.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

Feeling gratuitously PC today, Tracie?

We don't have a dog in that fight.

9:26 AM  

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