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Theresa May is trying to make a deal with Arelene Foster to prop up a government, while Caroline Lucas and Kezia Dugdale disapprove. In Scotland, Ruth Davidson is now the main opposition to Nicola Sturgeon, despite making up in a lift[1]. I don't imagine that Leanne Wood is too happy about how things have turned out either.

We seem to have ended up in a period where the leaders of most of the significant parties - even if few of their second ranks - are women. And two of them are out lesbians. And we're not talking about this. Which I think is kind of awesome.

[1] If you haven't already seen that clip from The Last Leg's Jo Cox anniversary edition, watch it.

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Jun. 18th, 2017 01:57 pm
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See here for explanation.

17.A song that you would sing as a duet on karaoke

Most things, if asked... the most recent one I did was A Whole New World (complete with the one-word substitution), with a student from El Salvador in Japan :-)
But if choosing, and if in the right environment, probably this - it's one of my favourite duets, and one of my favourite love songs, in musical theatre. And while Collins's parts in Rent sometimes go a bit low for me, I can manage this one.






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Jun. 18th, 2017 12:27 pm
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See here for explanation.

16.One of your favourite classical songs

What's "classical" in the context of "songs"? Does this count? It's at least 70 years old....


It's perhaps more famous as performed by the Andrews Sisters, but I like this version because by having male and female vocalists it works both ways. Unlike, say, it's 2015 imitation.


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Jun. 16th, 2017 07:27 pm
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 See here for explanation.

15.A song that is a cover by another artist

I would never normally consider a cover of this. Hell, I don't normally like this song by itself, even when performed by its writers - it needs to be heard as part of the album, where its repeated appearance anchors things. But this cover is rather special.




Wow.

Jun. 16th, 2017 05:05 pm
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled music meme to bring you something that I just heard on the new Thea Gilmore album.
they’ll show you the blood on the face of a child
They’ll sell you your heartbreak so perfectly styled
and they’ll tell you to take your position and man the frontier

There's some explanation in the youtube description, as well as lyrics - she says it was written shortly after Jo Cox was killed.




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Jun. 15th, 2017 02:54 pm
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See here for explanation.

14.A song that you would love played at your wedding

That's hard to imagine right now. I'm not sure I'd actually go for it for a wedding, but let's face it, there's a strong chance that anybody I married would enjoy winding up our friends and families with this...




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Jun. 15th, 2017 02:42 pm
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See here for explanation.

13.One of your favourite 70's songs

Without checking the dates, there's probably an awful lot of Pink Floyd I could put in here, including much of Dark Side, but in the interests of not having too much of one band in this meme... here's Elton John, appearing on TOTP in 1973.



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Jun. 13th, 2017 11:23 pm
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See here for explanation.

12.A song from your pre-teen years

Many of the above would do, but in most cases I wasn't aware of them in my pre-teen years. Here's something that I was well aware of.




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