Friday, April 28, 2006

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The Kenny Everett Television Show

Shown on Danish TV in the early eighties, it made a huge impression on me back then.


Phunn.
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Thursday, April 27, 2006

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Went and saw punk legends The Buzzcocks last Sunday, a great experience!
The band delivered a powerful performance playing both new and older material much to the delight of the audience in the completely packed RUST on Nørrebro, Copenhagen.

Buzzcocks have often been cited as "the Beatles of punk" because of their similar talent for finely crafted and melodic songs, but coming from a different era than the lads from Liverpool the mancurian Buzzcocks stayed with the pop sensibility, but added the aggressive simplicity and nihilistic (but often humorous) world view of Punk.

Despite all this, the Buzzcocks were not part of my teenage record collection back in the early eighties. I had stumbled over them on the odd compilation now and then, but my interest first really grew when "What do I get" appeared on the soundtrack of the movie "Ghostworld" (it's the nineties, and retro-punk perfectionist Enid dances to them alone in her room, a classic punk, and teen, experience)

A great band, a great night, and a reminder of the days of youth when you could only meet people who were like you by going to a punk gig...
Once the gig was over it was out the door and back to reality: shitty jobs (or no jobs) boring dead-end education, boring suburban life, getting your ass kicked by bikers, preppies, yuppies, the seemingly endless cold war, surviving hippies everywhere telling you to shut up, stop complaining, and start buying some Procul Harum albums, worn out working class parents or overworked upperclass parents, or no parents, or no friends, or no money, or no nothing, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc,

Not surprisingly, a lot of people simply went home to start their own bands.

(ta-daa)

If you're new to Buzzcocks I can highly recommend the collection Singles going steady
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Thursday, April 20, 2006

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All hail the birthday boys (and girls...) of today, April 20.

Samples:

Adolf Hitler born 20 April 1889
20'th century dictator, elected into office by the German people with a 37% vote.

Juan Miro born 20 april 1893
Surrealist painter, one of the greatest artists of the 20'th century, exiled from his native Spain due to the fascist/ nationalist government of Francisco Franco.
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Sunday, April 16, 2006

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The horizon; all questions are answered, all mysteries solved, all secrets revealed.

(curtains)

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

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Browsing through a list of demons I realise a demon is named Leonard...

Leonard's attitude is reserved and melancholic, but when he appears at witch and devil assemblies, he is commanding and uses situations to his advantage...

Well, no more teaching nosy art students! take me to the devil's assembly, and pass that three fork!

He also has a face on his butt, which witches kiss while holding a green candle to adore him...

Cute...
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Thursday, April 06, 2006

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How many swastikas do you count in this bookstore window?
Turn on the radio and you hear nothing but shrieking noise called "music"
Criminals are elected into high offices all over the world (nothing new about that, the cynic would say)
We fight for our own survival in the third world, for oil, coal and gas.
not for "democracy", "freedom of speech", "human rights"
When the oil, coal and gas runs out we'll turn to nuclear power.
Guess where we'll dump the waste?

Live on candy and you end up with nothing but a pile of sticky paper.

Last autumn a group of alleged terrorists were arrested in both Denmark and Bosnia.
The media talked about a Danish terror-cell. A few weeks later the government and it's supporting party The Danish People's Party (not my people) voted for a "terror-package" transferring 150 million DKR to the Police for terror prevention (this was more money than the government would spend on improving Danish schools).

Since then nothing has been heard in the media about "the Danish terror-cell"
Not a word.

Who were they?
Did they have ties to Al-Qaida or other international terrorists?
Were they planning to blow something up in Denmark?
Did they even exist?

Nothing.

This is Denmark, you know, we are the nicest people in the world, so those nice people in the government, the police or the military can't be doing anything wrong, can they?

Make em' dance, make em' dance
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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

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You can be:

a mass murderer
a drunken poet
a mom
a dad
a teacher
an artist
an accountant
a general
a terrorist
a prime minister
an athlete
a doctor
a lawyer
a rock star
a dictator
a school teacher

in today's global world you can be whatever you want!
be whoever you choose to be!
without prejudice!
without stifling social conventions, or traditions!
its great!
it's all OK!

if you're successful at it.
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Monday, April 03, 2006

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The point is not to give away a small piece of yourself

The point is to sell away a big piece
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