Videos of the week -- patriotic rock
Popular English folk-rock duo Show of Hands (Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, both from the Devon/Cornwall area) give a voice to the revival of cultural patriotism in the land of my ancestors. I present their music here partly in recognition of St. George's Day (23 April), England's national day, which falls on this coming Saturday. The above video, "Country Life", is a paean to a culture under siege from out-of-control corrosive capitalism. Here's another of their works, "Roots", partly inspired by a Christian minister who defined his "vision of Hell" as "three Somerset folk singers in a pub":
The band's website is here.