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"Feastingonroadkill, the biggest prick I've tumbled across" - Mabel Moments
Can hear Jaron Lanier howling in middle class agony as I type..
"Had Debord not shot himself in 1994 in his rural fastness of Bellevue-la-Montagne, he probably would have turned his gun on the likes of Tony Wilson and Malcolm McLaren (and no doubt me as well); pop music impresarios whose much-trumpeted situationist influence – such as it was – consisted only in a series of pranks, that, while they may have given succour to the culturally anomic nonetheless only resulted in the profitable sale of records, posters and other memorabilia. I doubt, somehow, that either Wilson – chiefly known for managing Joy Division and the Happy Mondays, and setting up Factory Records – or McLaren, rather more famous for his role as the Sex Pistols’ svengali, can have subjected The Society of the Spectacle to a sustained critical reading. Had they done so, they would’ve realised that their antics were anathema to Debord; that the playful elements of situationist practice – the bowdlerising of cartoons, the daubing on walls of whacky slogans, the exaltation of drunkenness – were only ever to be sanctioned if constitutive of a genuine insurrection, such as the few short weeks of 68, and as precursors of that revolution of everyday life (to adapt the title of the competing situationist theoretical work, written by Debord’s greatest rival, Raoul Vaneigem), which was to follow the final and complete dissolution of the Spectacle."
"When what used to excite you does not
Like you’ve used up all your allowance of experiences"
There are days when you forget just what a lyrical genius Mark E Smith is.
Don’t let it happen.
"The Eastern Bloc bops to Elton John today".
The Special AKA: ‘Racist Friend’
Because unfortunately, we’ve probably all had one.
"I’m walking down Brandon Parade,
when I hear the dulcet tones of Slade,
and I just can’t help but feel dismayed,
cos it’s only mid September”
The Plimptons: “Christmas Time In Motherwell’
Teenage Scots punk pop genius!
Because Winterval is coming.
William S Burroughs And The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy: ‘The Junky’s Christmas’
Appearing with frequency on the ‘social networks’ I frequent.
Can I confrm whether this includes those of our brave lads who execute wounded prisoners or not?
War - degrades and corrupts everyone involved in it. Of whatever side.
Been after a couple of these for ages #beefeater #vintage #midcentury #ceramics
The sunday dinner plates your parents had. Now vintage (sic).
Not sure whether to laugh or cry at this one.