Thursday, May 10, 2007

Nothing Nige

Well clearly nothing has happened in the world today, apart from Blair announcing his departure - No hang on, that hasn't happened either, not yet. What will be left to say when the Great Snake Oil Salesman finally utters? Never mind - here's the blog challenge for the day. Imagine a TV montage of the Blair Decade - what's the soundtrack? Which one track sums up the whole thing? Bob Dylan's Nothing Was Delivered was obviously written with just this eventuality in mind - but what else might fit the bill? Perhaps something reflecting Blair's rock n roll aspirations? Mott The Hoople's All The Way From Memphis? (mighty long way down rock n roll...). There must be many more...


  1. John Lennon's Gimme Some Truth?

    I'm sick and tired of hearing things from
    Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics

    all i want is the truth, just give me some truth

    i've had enough of reading things
    by neurotic psychotic pigheaded politicians

    all i want is the truth, just give me some truth

    No short heared yellow bellied
    son of tricky dicky's
    gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
    with just a pocket full of hopes
    its money for dope, money for rope

  2. i seem to remember a New Labour do when they were about to come into power, where a crap tune called 'Things Can Only Get Better' was played. Perhaps a 2007 remix called 'Things Only Got Worse' could do.

  3. The Beat(en) Generation (The,The)

    When you cast your eyes upon the skylines
    Of this once proud nation
    Can you sense the fear and the hatred
    Growing in the hearts of its population

    And our youth, oh youth, are being seduced
    by the greedy hands of politics and half truths

    The beaten generation, the beaten generation
    Reared on a diet of prejudice and mis-information
    The beaten generation, the beaten generation
    Open your eyes, open your imagination

    We're being sedated by the gasoline fumes
    and hypnotised by the satellites
    Into believing what is good and what is right

    You may be worshipping the temples of mammon
    Or lost in the prisons of religion
    But can you still walk back to happiness
    When you've nowhere left to run?

    And if they send in the special police
    To deliver us from liberty and keep us from peace

    Then won't the words sit ill upon their tongues
    when they tell us justice is being done
    and that freedom lives in the barrels of a warm gun

    (sung to a surprisingly upbeat tune)

  4. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.

  5. "All Hail the Queen"

  6. A Dedicated Follower of Fascism.

    I know, I apologise.

  7. Here in the states, we love him so, "Hail To The Chief."

  8. I fear, David, that may say more about you than the object of your affection.

  9. Hate, Blair all you like, but think the baltic exchange. And NOW think the two fronts situation.

  10. Susan B., winding down,May 11, 2007 1:50 am

    I'm sorry, but I can't resist this -- having been prompted to revisit Mr. Chesterton. Chesterton, you may know, what a huge man. He was 6'4" and he weighed a ton. An irate woman accosted him at some public event in London during WW I. "Why aren't you out at the Front?" she asked him. His answer: "Madam, if you will go around to the side, I think you will see that I am."

    That said, what "two fronts" are you referring to Vincent?