Songs from the Other Side
There are songs of love and there are songs of hate.
I've been looking at and listening to songs of what I thought were of hate. There seemed to be quite a few - more than I anticipated about the Munich Air Disaster in which several Manchester United players died.
I can make sense of football fan chants - the sung 'banter' that ridicules the opposing factions. These chants allow fans to express their love for their own team in a unique collective voice. But chants are not always 'banter'.
Sometimes they come not from hate, but from something more fanatical than that -from the darkest concept of love .
Who's That Dying - work in progress by Gayle Rogers
Chanting drawing from work in progress by Gayle Rogers (charcoal on tracing paper)