The fascination with shanties – radio interview

FBi RADIOFBi Radio presented a podcast interview with Redfern Shanty Club and Roaring Forties members about the resurgence of interest in sea shanties (about 6 minutes in).

#1525 Past in the Present

“It’s easy to think of time as a continuum – what is done is done, what is past is past, the future holds only new stories and possibilities.

The problem with that is, it ignores all the detritus the past speckles through the present. What do sea shanties, a cassette player and a broken heart have in common? They’re all examples of the past crashing painfully, curiously, into the present.”

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