5 speakers 15 minutes each

Tom Hodgkinson

ukulele sing-a-long

A self-confessed idler, Tom Hodgkinson’s philosophy is of a relaxed approach to life. Here he proceeds to share his love for 1970s anarchist punk music, a genre he admires for its attack on the protestant work ethic and its inevitable boredom. What follows is a singalong with a ukulele. Covering anarchist punk anthems and a ballad of hobo heaven where ‘hens lay soft boiled eggs’ and there are ‘cigarette trees’, Hodgkinson urges his audience to join in the chorus of System, System, System and Big Rock Candy Mountain.