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Danny Lives On

Benjamin Zephaniah inspires me. I cannot remember where I first heard this but there are lines that return to me from time to time, especially the lines “And a human being kick him/To prove he´s a man”.   254 more words

UK

Artists For Animals

Fairly typical benefit gig reviewed in the NME, 21 May, 1983. The fabulous Dolly Mixture, ranting’s own Benjamin Zephaniah, the lovely Damned, and more. 341 more words

Music

Early Days Of Open Mic

The NME, 5 February, 1983, reports on an early open mic festival

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These are a few of my favourite things - Christmas Edition

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Happy Christmas Eve! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read this blog. I thought I would keep it simple this week by throwing together videos and people with  Christmas being the central theme. 240 more words

Blogging

Talking Turkeys - Benjamin Zephaniah

Yesterday as part of Christmas Week at Brontë’s Page Turners,  we pondered on the peculiar nature of Christmas traditions through the ages. For me, the most peculiar tradition is our obsession with turkey. 484 more words

Books

Ranting On Vinyl

Seething Wells and Little Brother share an EP on Radical Wallpaper, it’s Swells’ second, and Benjamin Zephaniah has one to himself.
From the NME, 18 December, 1982

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