Winston Churchill enters pop charts

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2010-10-03 09:29

Born 136 years ago, the man who inspired Britain to victory in the Second World War is also the oldest person to make the charts.

'Winnie' is one of the performers in Reach for the Skies, the official album of the Battle of Britain, which has soared to No.4 just one week after its release.

Such is its appeal it has even outsold other new albums by pop and rock legends Eric Clapton, David Bowie and Neil Young.

Released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the battle, Reach For the Skies features the Central Band of the RAF and some of Churchill's most rousing speeches from 1940.

'The Few' and 'Their Finest Hour' are set against (approriately reverential) music for the first time.

The album also includes war classics such as the Dambusters March, Battle of Britain March and 633 Squadron. It is dedicated to 'The Few'.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/201...

Free Download of Churchill music piece here:
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Rick Giles's picture

I'm sorry you felt provoked into being defensive. I'd appreciate you talking about it with me before dropping name-calling bombs. I have no agenda here toward making you look like a fool or making a dig.

Why can't I be proud of this country defending herself against the NAZI's

The point is that I don't know and I'm asking you to tell me how that is possible?

I hope I can talk to you about values and virtues without that you think I'm being churlish. It's a subject of genuine interest to me and I'm glad you raised it. Of course I understand Ayn Rand's formulation, and put it into use, so if you can tie that in with pride in Our military history I'll be grateful.

Before you do, if there are any outstanding hard feelings let's deal with that okay? I do recognise that questions like these, philosophical ones, are usually dressing for insult and threat in our age but hopefully that's not true on SOLO as yet.

I didn't say you were an airhead...

Marcus's picture

...but the following is obviously meant as a dig.

"Are you proud of your role in WW2?"

Doesn't sound like an inquiring mind to me. Just a smart ass.

I only called you a name after your "pissy" response.

"When you talk about pride in our military history I figure you're talking about the history of the collective. But that's not the sort of pride Objectivists usually refer to so I'm interested in what you have to say."

Why can't I be proud of this country defending herself against the NAZI's as a symbol of defiance against tyranny so eloquently summed up by Churchill's moving speeches?

Just as Ayn Rand said she was proud of the US for her founding principles, or felt passionate about the skyscrapers in NY as a tribute to man's ingenuity?

There is no need for you to be churlish about it.

Pride

Rick Giles's picture

They are actually bucking the current "airhead" culture which firmly rejects this display of pride in our military history.
How can you tell the difference between state worship and legitimate pride in personal achievement?
You asked a question ...and I answered it.
Don't get pissy with me, mutton chops

Calling my sentiments "airhead" are not really an answer though. I'm not angry with you, just being persistent.

When you talk about pride in our military history I figure you're talking about the history of the collective. But that's not the sort of pride Objectivists usually refer to so I'm interested in what you have to say.

Thanks for bringing this up, it's interesting stuff I'd like to know more about. And if you could avoid calling me names a third time that would help me think more clearly, thanks.

Yah, mutton chops. Get with

Sam Pierson's picture

Yah, mutton chops. Get with the program. Polish your shoes. Eat your meat. Buy this album.

It's not propaganda... they already won. It's called tribute to greatness and is inspiring. Tally Ho!

You asked a question...

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...and I answered it.

Don't get pissy with me, mutton chops.

How's that airhead?

Rick Giles's picture

They are actually bucking the current "airhead" culture which firmly rejects this display of pride in our military history.

How can you tell the difference between state worship and legitimate pride in personal achievement?

For that matter, how can one make a rational objective value of pride in the achievements of others? Especially military ones? Are you proud of your role in WW2?

Dead wrong

Marcus's picture

"A little bit too much state-worship-of-Pink-Floyd-marching-hammers-propagandised-licking-the-knife-that-enslaves-you about it. Is that wrong?"

None of that on display here.

They are actually bucking the current "airhead" culture which firmly rejects this display of pride in our military history.

Surfing a wave of annual

Rick Giles's picture

Surfing a wave of annual sentiment. Vera Lynn (not dead) scored a similar hit 365 days ago in the same way.

Makes me uneasy. A little bit too much state-worship-of-Pink-Floyd-marching-hammers-propagandised-licking-the-knife-that-enslaves-you about it. Is that wrong?

The Royal Air Force Central Band

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Great stuff.

Sam Pierson's picture

Great stuff. Thanks for linking. Love those tunes. Does this signal British revival old cheese?

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