Tuesday, 23 February 2010

My all-time favourite fighter

If you do download the copy of the old fanzine The Same Sky in the library on your left you will see it ends with a photo of Phil Ochs and almost starts with a line from Sean Penn's sleevenotes to the then recently issued LP of Phil's lost recordings. It was a big thing discovering Phil's music and his story at that time. I remember fondly someone reading The Same Sky and sending me a copy of a Phil Ochs biography from the States. That sort of gesture meant a lot. Being young back then I don't think I realised the full sadness of Phil's later work. I do now. So perhaps that's why I find this clip so moving ...

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