Hope Show 154 – the lowdown on 1979

So for Gabfest *6 myself and Michael have handpicked 10 songs from 1979 that inspired a further generation or 2 of musicians. We see punk evolving in different directions. Post punk, synth and raw guitars coming through in the UK whilst in the States there's a new menace appearing

Book of the week – Michael Harding’s chest Pain

Harding had a heart attack, received a stent and has vowed from that day to give thanks. To sing gratitude to the world. To the doctors and nurses. To the paramedics who got to him within 9 minutes of dialling 999.

Book of the Week – the education of an idealist

Deep down it is a story of some hope. I have opinions on foreign policy and neo liberalism. I feel a torch needs to be shone on human rights abuses and Power is helping to shine a dim light. Hopefully it is one that never fades.