Friday, February 10, 2017, 8:00am

Friday Tunes: ‘Tubthumping,’ Chumbawamba

“Chumbawamba were a British alternative music band that had, over a career spanning three decades, played anarcho-punk, pop-influenced music, world music, and folk music.” (Wikipedia)

“The term ‘tubthumper’ is commonly used for someone, often a politician, seeming to ‘jump on the bandwagon’ with a populist idea. The liner notes on the album Tubthumper, from which ‘Tubthumping’ was the first single, put the song in a radical context, quoting a UK anti-road protester, Paris 1968 graffiti, details about the famous McLibel case and the short story ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.'” (Wikipedia)

I remember being told this song was some sort of sports anthem back in the day. You can check the lyrics out here.

I occasionally include stuff in the Weekend Reading List that I’m not sure I agree with, or that’s more of an opinion piece, or from sources I’m not 100% sure of. It’s basically a pile of stuff that I found interesting over the week.

For example, I have a couple of blogs included this week with opinions I’m not sure I agree with, but that did provide some interesting reading. Also, I’ve got an article from a source I can’t verify (I pointed that one out). So, remember to read critically, is I guess what I’m saying here. 😀

Weekend Reading List

Jon Stewart

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