21 September 2018

The piper at the gates of Don?

Huh. The mayor of Sevastopol is now a Pink Floyd fan. Go figure. Of course, former President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev is a fan of Deep Purple, so perhaps that shouldn’t be so surprising.

Still: Mr Waters does have a good historical point about Sevastopol and Crimea. Just as he had a point about the Maidan and Yanukovych more generally. Just as he has a point to make about Palestine. Just as he has a point about Syria and the White Helmets. Just as he has a point about our current political leadership class in general. To Roger’s credit, his recent pronouncements are of a piece with a long history of anti-war sentiment expressed both in music and in interviews, compassing the Falklands War, the Yugoslav Wars and the Iraq War, at the very least.

Perhaps it is rare to see a rock star with this kind of consistency? In any event, sir, kudos.

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