Since digging up my Hazel O’ Connor songs from ye olde dayes, I have been going over songs from the early 80’s that meant something to me. Kate Bush kept me awake at nights, not just because I was a naturally, testosterone-directed teenager, and she was, well kinda perfect. I was also driven by political music as well.
When I read through the lyrics from Army Dreamers, I was struck at how relevant they are today, a sad indictment of how far we really haven’t come. Where are the Kate Bush’s of today?
Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist (now available on Kindle) and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/.