Join David, Debra and Brian discussing last week’s Queen’s Speech; the swearing in of the new Scottish Parliament; the Airdrie and Shotts By Election; Kenmure Street Resistance and the Rangers Riots. Featuring the brilliant new track – Reclaim these Streets!
Politics of Music
Dinnae be Anyone’s Mug… plus Music
Available FREE on iTunes and Podbean Or Stream via our player, here: https://ungagged.podbean.com/mf/play/xnaza7/Pod_Jan_20.mp3 A music theme this month… We promise there is no Morrissey anywhere near this episode… Please contact us with your ideas, praise and criticism… @_ungagged on the Twitter, facebook.com/ungagged and leftungagged.org.
Available FREE on iTunes and Podbean The UK Christmas Election is highlighting how awful the binary sloganeering of the right really is – and how much the power of the Billionaire owned press and media still is killing democracy. Let this be your antidote. Help us continue to podcast, publish and campaign… a few quid keeps […]
How 60s American soul shaped 70s Working Class Britain In an interview with Mojo Magazine in 2012, DJ, anarchist, former Motown rep and record shop owner Dave Godin explained how he coined the term ‘Northern Soul’. In the interview he mentioned how he first mentioned it in his column in Blues and Soul in 1970, […]
I’ve always found hero worship odd. I’ve never had rock n roll/pop heroes, religious heroes or political heroes. Back in1979, friends of mine flocked to Knock, Dublin and other places to see John Paul 2. Although I was 13,and not from the community the Pope came to speak to, I saw a spotlight on […]
Edinburgh Fringe Review
Day 15 of Edinburgh Fringe and the mood has changed. 76% of performers are hungover and 39% of performers dreams have been crushed forever . Flyer guys and gals have lost interest mostly and nobody that I know has seen a show yet. Everyone just walks around handing out or accepting bits of cardboard. Everyone […]
Being Wrong… Admitting you were wrong is pretty difficult, especially when society is so judgemental and in turn individuals at a personal level feel judged by friends, family and peers. So, I’m going to write a wee series of blogs on “when I’ve been wrong.” Please, judge me all you like. I’m 52 and […]
Why Tracey Ulmann, Blackpool, and I Ruined Utopia
This is an article Neil composed originally as a piece for Ungagged. The podcast it is part of is this one (details and timings are on the website) This also appears on his blog Utopias we want to build are always, of course, something much better than what we are part of at present. And […]
Sinead O’Connor… my Danny Boy
Neil Scott speaks about the concert he fell in love with a rebellious hero.
Tracks of my Years
This piece originally appeared on Neil’s blog A loaded gun wont set you free…” -Lyrics in the context of my growing up in Northern Ireland that had meaning beyond the meaning Ian Curtis perhaps intended. As a young man I was continually questioning all that was going on around me. Growing up in a mid-Ulster […]