Seeing as certain kindly people have sought to quell the recent conflagration caused by this critter, I thought I would throw a new incendiary in the mix. I see that we Westerners are resuming our ongoing dance of conviviality with our Middle Eastern friends, vis a vis youtube and certain hoedowns that have even taken on in Sydney. So this leads me to kind of ruminate upon the essence of the whole little fiasco:
Can't say that I've ever written anything directly political, insofar as musical ciphers go, but I did pen a minuscule triptych as an ode to religious ridiculousness - something to do with the ancient world, hum? It was motivated by a request to harmonise a certain traditional ditty for a serious music student, and, a certain feeling of disdain for the whole project in hand, you can see that things got a bit out of hand - kind of relevant to our current imbroglio.
Perhaps the youtube video will make the sad joke a bit more obvious:
Beyond my paltry offerings, who do we nominate for penning the most powerful political essays, satires, in music?