I’m not gone, I’ve just been super busy with research. I think I’ve pushed through the worst of it for now, and I’ve been recovering with lots of naps, Starcraft 2, Jell-O, and blogging. I’m working on some epic posts for y’all, but while sitting here writing I noticed I had this song in my head. I think it started after I read Seth R.’s comment which mentioned Trotsky. It’s only, I suppose, very indirectly related to atheism — but listening to it always lifts my spirits, and I wanted to share that with you.
The video is just a looping slideshow of Billy Bragg’s album covers, which is pretty boring, but I wanted to post the original song. Apparently, when he performs “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” these days, he sings it with updated lyrics that include more contemporary references. That’s cool, but it doesn’t quite make me feel like a bright-eyed idealist fifteen-year-old the way that the original version does.