Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ten questions answered by last night's Billy Bragg concert

1. Can I wear spiked bracelets, shine a laser pen, and shoot off fireworks?

And how do you spell "bracelets?"

2. Will I meet Billy Bragg?

3. Will I get his autograph?

4. Will he enjoy my stories and laugh at my jokes?

5. Will other famous people be there?

6. What songs will he play?

7. Will he have advice for "the kids?"

8. Will "the kids" have advice for him?

9. Is it possible to rock out to Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, the former Soviet Union, strategic air command, missiles, hospitals, smart bombs, acupuncture, and Facebook in a three-minute song?

10. Future Cathy Hanson assignment: can you get racism, the Clash, bullies, perspective, inspiration, cynicism, fascism, the Tories, Labour, Tony Blair, Naomi Klein, and Barack Obama into a seven-minute speech?

1 comment:

  1. Answer to #10.....only with about at least 50 years of serious experience and most of our students can breathe a sigh of relief that it's not gonna happen!


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