I'm digging about tidying up the old cassettes, finding empty boxes, chuckin' out stuff that I only vaguely remember ever having and cherishing some compilations from sadly departed pals. Anyway I'm also looking through tapes with no labels (plenty of them, I can tell you) and I found something I'd been looking for for ages from an old kershaw programme - must be from mid 80s. I didn't even have the title of the song but put some of the lyrics in thinking I was bowling a googly but up the Googlers came with a bit of youtube - Sweet Honey in the Rock - Testimony. Gloriously happy I feel.
mind blowing that ..... ta john
"Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.”
And a mention for those perfect sunflowers.
I was intrigued by this story because it doesn't fit in with North Korea's supposedly anti pop stances. My first guess was that it suggested slippage under the new leadership. Maybe the western fascination of King Jong Un did extend to music after all and not just to Disney and all of the Nike trainers and Jackie Chan movies he enjoyed while in Switzerland.
But then I found this article from 2006 which suggests his father might have been into Deep Purple and Hawkwind. Arguably the real problem with the country isn't censorship but rather a problem with good taste -