Friday, 15 October 2010

The real John Henry

I'm sorry to piss on Scousers' chips, but I wouldn't put too much faith in John Henry, the near-billionaire American businessman who's added Liverpool FC to his collection of sports clubs. You hailed the advent of Gillett and Hicks as a bright new future - and look where that took you. Henry's a futures trader - exactly the kind of financial wizard who managed to bankrupt us all - and his business isn't as healthy as it once was.

Instead, let's remember the original John Henry, the black ex-slave who drove the railroad through West Virginia by hand, to protect the jobs of his men against the depredations of mechanisation.

Here are some of the songs - in honour of Zoot Horn.