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No Hope For Men Below

Above is a trailer for a documentary by Adam Stafford, a gentleman you may know as the latest signing to Song, by Toad Records.  The documentary is about the Redding Pit mining disaster, which happened in 1923, near Falkirk.  The actual making of the film has been funded, and Adam is now looking to raise £1200 via Kickstarter for distribution, festival submissions and so on and so forth – assistance to actually get the film out there, basically.

It looks a tad on the harrowing side, but a hugely worthwhile project, so I thought I should bring it to your attention in case you felt like supporting the shit out of the arts today.

It also leads me to a rather odd tangent, which is the only example I can think of of the Bee Gees being good.  This song is called New York Mining Disaster 1941 and not only is it the only recorded example of the Bee Gees themselves not being shit, there is even a really good cover of it by… guess who? Yep, the fucking Levellers.

3 witty ripostes to No Hope For Men Below

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    Another version of this amazing song, this time by Martin Carthy. Thanks to Leo on Twitter for the tip-off.

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    Tim London

    Matthew if you cannot see the beauty and glory of Stayin’ Alive and Jive Talkin’ (not sure about the apostrophes, but they feel right) then it’s simply a matter of adjusting your tapometer. Raise it a little and you will feel movement in your (probably) upper body. A little more and your legs will start to twitch. Take it to number seven and your groin will send you messages (this is not as painful as it sounds). Shortly after this you will understand.

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    Are you talking about tap-dancing?

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