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Selling Sergio Leone

“Play Me the Song of Death”. East German poster for “Once Upon A Time in the West”.

Film

The Monday song: The GDR's Song of the Party (East Germany propaganda)

I propose to start every new week with a song that takes us somewhere in the world.

For this week, I have selected Die Partei hat immer recht… 240 more words

Music

The land of 2.1 million eyes (approx)

Imagine a country where everything you do, everything you say, is being monitored and recorded and listened to, in a way that could result in your death. 1,087 more words

History

Hours upon hours of Communist music

In this post I’ll have hours upon hours of Communist music to blare out through your speakers. Some of you might be wondering why I’m posting this up? 214 more words

Socialism

What is the Iron Curtain?

For many people nowadays when you speak of the Iron Curtain thoughts of a metal curtain pop into their head. However it was not that long ago when those two words were part of a persons regular vocabulary. 203 more words

Backpacking

Netball woman, and other sporting moments.

This is another drawing from the archives recently found. It’s from a book called ’43 Unsporting Moments’ and was written with my old collaborator Gordon Thorburn. 80 more words