Listening to Billy Bragg

I’ve always been a sucker for a good song and a good tune, and Billy Bragg was one of those songwriters who did both. While he’s known for his political soundings and anthems, he also writes a bloody good ballad. One of my highlights after the earthquakes was meeting Billy after a gig on … a high school auditorium … thanks to our venues being out of use.

Anyway I digress! I wasn’t born (a few months later ….) but yes this weekend we have celebrated worldwide the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I think we all still hold a fascination for the universe, the stars and planets. It is still an unknown frontier in so many ways.

Someone mentioned the space race… and that triggered me looking up this tune and listening to it a few times this weekend. I think Billy captures the vibe well, even years later (from both the moon landing and the song being written).

The Space Race is Over


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