Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie – Spoils of War

Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie – Cut and Run

Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie – Cut and Run

I’m back from a very pleasant and well deserved week’s in Dorset. Back from swimming at Burton Bradstock and eating breakfast lunch and tea (on separate days) at the Hive Beach Café; back from walking the lanes and footpaths, visiting NGS gardens, enjoying a or two pints of Palmer’s Ales. Back to work – doh!

Anyway, enough self pity, on with the blog. This week’s protest song was written in 1990 and does it still have relevance today? – does it ever. Here is the first verse:

“It’s all agreed, let’s have a war
It’s been so dull, let’s make some speeches
Let’s get the voters off our backs
They’d rather watch us storm some beaches
And so we lose some of the boys
At least we let ‘em die like men
Take out a villain, make some noise
And they’ll elect us all again”

It could have been written this year, or last year, or ..

So, continuing my musings on how how musicians make their money (and whether they make the money they deserve), how come so few people bought Cut and Run by Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie? Indeed how come now one has ever heard of them?

Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie – Spoils of War