It’s Music Monday!
Two of the main news stories this week have been Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to the USA to meet President Barack Obama, & the continuing controversy in both countries over the legalisation of same-sex marriages.
Two different stories.
Or are they? Well the two men do seem to have been getting on rather well!
So take it away the Reverend Al Green:
Here in the UK & it seems across the pond as well the gay marriage debate has greatly polarised opinion; largely liberal & humanist vs traditionalist & religious. Almost like “when two tribes go to war”:
One side says “it’s only fair”, the other says:
‘Meanwhile back on the basketball court’ there are a number of people – mostly, I believe, from amongst the right-wing ‘Tea Party’ movement – who are convinced that their President wasn’t actually even:
while in “America is Not the World” Morrissey sang of his adopted home: “where the President is never black, female or gay, and until that day, you’ve got nothing to say to me”. I wonder if he’s listening now?
I guess ultimately not only the PM & the President but also allies, friends & couples everywhere & of every kind often conclude that:
But I couldn’t finish a music post about the USA & relationships with anything but this; beautifully evocative, both musically & lyrically, it’s a 4-minute masterpiece:
“Kathy, I’m lost” I said, ‘though I knew she was sleeping
“I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why…”
Counting the cars on the New Jersey turnpike
They’ve all gone to look for America