Saturday, March 14, 2009

Slave Ships In The Port & A Leyline Down Matthew Street

One of the unexpected charms of YouTube, notwithstanding the pig-headed stance of the Performing Rights Society (PRS) in its self-defeating case against the site, is that you'll find moments that shine out from mundane daily life. A Merseytravel launch sounds like the sort of thing to attract the local media & a disinterested pensioner, but no one else. However, on this occasion, a video camera was on hand to record the launch of the John Peel train at Liverpool Lime Street station last October. Performing an acoustic version of his criminally underrated anthem, "Does This Train Stop On Merseyside?" was a singer songwriter who spans the local music scenes of the 90s & today, Ian Prowse: .

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