I am a fan of live music (who isn’t), but I usually don’t write much about shows I go to. A recent Billy Bragg concert gave me the opportunity to pull my two passions, music and politics together. This piece was submitted to Streetvibes.
Sometimes when you’re an activist, there are times when things seem so bleak that you question whether or not you should keep fighting. As Billy Bragg said at his show at the Southgate House Revival last Tuesday, “it’s not capitalism that’s the problem, it’s cynicism,” if there were ever a cure for that cynicism, it would be Billy’s music.