SONGS BY JOHN WEBSTER,
BY DAVE EASTOE
With the world often seeming in a dark and challenging place
the songs on our album 'Finding a Way Through' observe,
engage with the contemporary and highlight the positive.
A thoughtful and melodic companion to contemporary living...
‘THE FIDDLER OF DOONEY’ WITH YEATS LYRIC ON MUSIC AND RELIGION
‘GLOBAL RHYTHM’ YES, PEOPLE WANT TO BE FREE, ALL OVER THE WORLD
‘KINGDOM OF THE SENSES’ THE HUMANIST VIEWPOINT
‘ASIAN HIGHWAY’ AND ‘BOMBAY MOON’ BORN OUT OF JOHN’S VISITS TO INDIA:
POVERTY AND PROGRESS (AH) AND INDIA’S HISTORY OF CONQUEST AND FASCINATION (BM)
‘PLURALISM RULES OK’ FROM BRIXTON TO WEMBLEY TO SPEAKER’S CORNER TO LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS – LONDON LIFE OBSERVED
‘TURBULENT TIMES’ – TWO CENTURIES OF TURMOIL AND PROGRESS, FROM WATERLOO TO THE BANKING CRISIS
‘SHINING TOWERS’ – INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM NEW YORK IN THE WEEK OF 9/11
‘LIGHT IN THE CAVERNS’ – A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD’S EXPLORERS AND LIGHTBRINGERS
‘MORNING LIGHT’ WITH `WHERE THERE'S LIFE/ROCKIN’ THE RECESSION’’ – ASPECTS OF PERSONAL REGENERATION
‘CHANGE IN THE WEATHER’ – ON CLIMATE CHANGE – THE MESSAGE IS SUSTAINABILITY
and, on YouTube...
Some perspective on political turmoil -
from the early 19th century to the 2007 banking crisis.
Times can be tough but history shows that progress can follow.
'Sometimes you're gonna live in turbulent times...
Sometimes you're gonna grow through turbulent times.'
(For a progressive and tolerant Islam - a lesson from history)
'The future must be with Muslims like Akbar,
In our world of the coming century;
And let's hope that Aurangzebi Muslims
Can find a way to love humanity...'
'What a fantastic subject and way to think about Islam today'
-Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, commentator and founder member of British Muslims for Secular Democracy
'Keep up the great work'
Raheel Raza, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Toronto
'A nice gentle dig at the extremists - unlikely to make the ISIS playlist!'
'One day we could be dancing
Dancing to the global beat;
Everybody dancing together
Everybody up on their feet...'
' Yes, we're going to build the common good. Ride on. Shelley lives, Byron lives, Keats lives, Marley lives.
The revolution is not dead. The race is not for the swift, but for those who can endure'.
- Benjamin Zephaniah
The Ballad of Akbar and Aurangzeb
- download here