9 Fordville: A Grandad Tale #3

“Money cannot make anything and money cannot manage anything.”

The third instalment in an alternate-history epic inspired by the real Ford Motors company town of Fordlandia. A charismatic millionaire makes a daring run at the Presidency…

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Sampled tracks:

“Bossa Nova” from the movie Starci Na Chmelu (1964)

“My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” by the Edison Male Quartet (1914)

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8 La Ville Radieuse

“he never paid attention to the frantic hum of demolition and construction taking place between the 3rd and 4th Arrondissements, never looked up from the street enough to see the eighteen identical crosses of brilliant grey-white creeping into the sky like furtive geometrical prayers”

A tale of love and bureaucracy set in the realisation of Le Corbusier’s architectural dream, the Radiant City.

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Sampled Tracks;

“La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf

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7 Camden On The Moon

“So, if you don’t fit in, if you feel at odds with the world, if your identity is troubled and frayed, if you feel lost and ashamed – it could be because you he retained the human values you were supposed to he discarded. You are a deviant. Be proud”

A tale of gentrification, childhood and space.

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Songs used in this episode, in chronological order:

Soundtrack from 1902 film “Un Voyage Dans La Lune” by George Melies.

“Glass Realms” and  by This Will Destroy You

“A little song about snowdrops” by  Lullatone

” Lament of the Mother of God at the Cross” from “The Protecting Veil” by John Taverner

“Killed the Lord, Left for the New World” by This Will Destroy You

“Providence (Studio Version) ” by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

“Hilli” by Amiina

The second George Monbiot speech is taken from this article in the Guardian:


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