Iconoclasts-2 Manchester City–0November 12, 2009
Went to see two iconoclasts yesterday. Salford Museum and Art Gallery and the Working Class Movement Library are holding a small exhibition Thomas Paine: Voice of the Common People until 22 November. Paine played an important part in the French and American revolutions and wrote some of the most important books of the past 200 years – his words such as “We have it in our power to begin the world over again” are still as readable and inspiring as ever.
The evening was spent in the company of The Fall who continue to inspire and infuriate in equal measure – but any band whose keyboard player takes her handbag on stage and hangs it on her synth is OK by me (ooooh yes and I bought some green socks for the occasion as well).