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Thread #150286   Message #3502752
Posted By: GUEST
13-Apr-13 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Songs About Thatcher
Subject: RE: Songs About Thatcher
Music inspired by Thatcher? There's a campaign for a national two minutes of "rough music" under the name of "Ran Tan Maggie" on Wednesday at 10:58 am, the two minutes before the start of the state funeral.

Revive a noble British tradition. A national "rough music" for Thatcher on the day of her funeral. Two minutes of non-violent non-silence. Just imagine if, all over the country, people came out of their houses, offices and whatever factories are left and banged saucepans, blew horns or played banjos. Then went quietly back to work. What could be more appropriate?

From Wikipedia: Rough music, also known as ran-tan or ran-tanning, is an English folk custom, a practice in which a raucous punishment is dramatically enacted to humiliate one or more people who have violated, in a domestic or public context, standards commonly upheld within the community.