Thank you, Sid Lowe.
Thank you, Gareth Bale.
Thank you, Emmet Crowley and family.
The first two references are likely familiar to you. One is one of the world’s top footballers and the other a terrific author (“Fear and Loathing in La Liga” is a favorite of mine).
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The third group consists of a music teacher and his wife, big Welsh fans who’ve penned an 80s indie/90s alternative ode to “The Cannon”. It lives somewhere between Radiohead’s “I Might Be Wrong”, Nick Cave B-sides, “Will Grigg’s On Fire”, and a courtyard busker on Game of Thrones.
With mentions of dragons and fire, it’s a real beaut. My favorite line comes from the memorable chorus: “The canon fires, rips the world apart”. So thank you to all three for playing their parts in getting the song to our ears.