The Durutti Column – For Belgian Friends

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This morning, terrorist attacks in Brussels killed dozens of people and injured many more, stoking flames of hatred and fear around the world. There is no end in sight for this fire. But like with all tragedies, we’re seeing an outpouring of humanity from the art world.

Today, someone in The Durutti Column group on Facebook shared the video below, saying, “something I created a while back – a bit more poignant today mes amis…”

This beautiful song weighs all the heavier as the day rolls on and the news accumulates, offering neither solace nor answers. This longtime favorite, originally from a 1980 Factory Records compilation, bristles with fresh context. The video itself is a lovely collage of Belgian imagery, from the countryside to its most famous film export, Tin Tin.

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