Bright Light Bright Light: Mining, Madonna and Margaret Thatcher
This week, presenter Dan Hall meets with artist, producer, composer and DJ Bright Light Bright Light.
Although living now in New York, he was brought up in Neath in Wales. And since rising to fame has toured and recorded with some of the best names in Pop history, including Cher, Sir Elton John, Erasure and Scissor Sisters.
In the episode he talks about the isolation and suffocation growing up in picturesque Wales, despite its beauty. How the Conservative government had abandoned the coal-mining valley in which he was raised. He defends snobbish attacks against Pop music and the pretensions of ‘earnest’ tunes that present themselves as unpackaged. And finally makes a plea for the LGBTQ community to better support each other.
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The next episode drops on 11 April 2023 and features Conleth Kane.