Have you had your Weetabix?
I saw a great TV programme on Danish TV2 yesterday (no, I'm not making this up: TV2, Danish, TV, great) it was sort of the history of Britpop told by the participants themselves (Blur, Oasis, Pulp etc) Really good programme dealing with the many facets of Great Britain in the nineties. One thing that launched the whole Britpop thing, and it's equivalent in the artworld - YBA's - Young British Artists - Was the optimism coming from the end of Margaret Thatcher's eleven years of conservative government. Of course all the well meaning artists and musicians ended up being screwed by the social-liberalism of Tony Blair while nose-diving in cocaine, fame and money. But still - What a ride!
I also realised that here in Denmark we are actually at the other end of the rope (pun intended...) we have just begun our long journey into the darkness but one day we wil hopefully see the end of neo-liberalism and the party can begin (and when we have wasted it all once more the neo-liberals will be re-elected to come and clean up after us again)