independance referendum

#IndyRef – Politics as a state of flow

The recent #indyref in Scotland has been breathtaking. The volume of sources, thoughts, perspectives, interviews and comments has been tremendous. This ongoing noise has led anyone trying to keep up struggling. As someone who keeps a distance on such things, it was amazing to see. This amazement has carried on in the day after the […]

#IndyReF songs 11 (for the moning after) – Friends by Adam Buxton

F-R-I-E-N-D-S, do you really need them? Yes! If you haven’t got a friend, then you’re just you. There’s half as many things that you can do. Who’s going to tell you that you’re not a brat, if not your best friend? Do you recall when we did that? Yes! Sharing – the brilliant jokes we’ve […]

#IndyRef Songs – Song 10 – Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol 2, ep 6. by Ivor Cutler

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 10 – Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol 2, ep 6. by Ivor Cutler What’s the song about? I have no idea. its a kinda pastiche of all your worst […]

#IndyRef song 9 – Heatwave by The Blue Nile

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 9 – Heatwave by the Blue Nile What’s the song about? It about a heatwave. and how that equalises everything. its kinda unclear whether the heatwave is desirable, why is it […]

#IndyRef Songs 8 – Simple Song by The Shins

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 8 – Simple Song by The Shins (Picture) What’s the song about? Its a love song, about the confidence which love brings to people. The chorus seems to speak of someone […]

#IndyRef songs 7 – Run to the hills by Iron Maiden

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 7 – Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden What’s the song about? Well it seems to be an account of how the people who discovered america, dealt with the people […]

#indyref songs 6 – the nerve by Mutemath

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 6 – The Nerve by MuteMath What’s the song about? Can you believe this world’s got the nerve To insist they won’t trade for a better one? The song is a […]

#IndyRef Songs 5 – Do you want to build a snowman? from Frozen.

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 5 – Do You want to Build a Snowman by Anna What’s the song about? Well its about a girl growing up locked out of the world of her sister. Her […]

#Indyref song 4 – Whatever You Want – Status Quo

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 4 – Whatever You Want by Status Quo What’s the song about? about giving someone you like whatever they want, whatever they like. The more I listen to it the more […]

#Indyref songs 3 – 15 step by Radiohead

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 3 – 15 Step by Radiohead. What’s the song about? It’s about someone wondering why he gets so far and then everything gets cut and how the writer feels about this. […]