Thursday, 16 April 2009

Tuesday afternoon

and someone was playing "Pretty Vacant"

my reaction was partially one of uncanny timeliness: after all, the Pistols' default mode - deep-rooted nihilism about the politics of their time and place, and specifically derogatory taunting of an older-than-his-once-worshipped-predecessor, non-celebified prime minister who hadn't been elected as such, and whose constituency was outside England, as played-out, irrelevant, dead, boring (as if the last, as defined in pop terms, is a criterion by which politicians should be judged) is so much the universal mood of here and now

and I think precisely for that reason my ultimate reaction was one of tedium and depression

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