Everett True

Song of the day – 183: Gogol Bordello

Fucking great band, fucking great song, fucking great performance, fucking great sound, fucking great video. What more can I say? One of my PhD supervisors wonders aloud on Facebook if “the whole thing of this clip was Sony doing a social justice marketing strategy” – very likely, and I’m sure both band and record company […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 21: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

They’re a little bit Singing Loins. They’re a little bit Tiger Lillies (except I really didn’t like their act when I caught them at the Spiegeltent last year in Brisbane). They’re a little bit… what’s that band… Gogol Bordello. Very smart, very droll lyrics. Very theatrical. Very philanthropic. Lots of accordion and background shouting and roustabout […]