I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: 2011 is the new 1981.
But then of course, the future is bound to be different.
We seek to relive the past at our peril. That’s a message to all sides.
At least Politics is interesting again.
“…The Lib Dems, unlike some of their Tory partners, do not want this period to be viewed as a sequel to the 80s. At the next election, it will be part of Nick Clegg’s proposition to centrist voters that this did not turn into a Thatcherite government because they, the Lib Dems, were present to moderate it. As for Labour, the 80s is a horror movie which the party should never want to repeat.”
(Andrew Rawnsley, 27 Nov 2011)
Read Andrew Rawnsley’s article in Today’s Observer here
01. Pot Luck Dinner/On God’s Rocky Shore 02. It’s All I Can Do 03. All For The Sake Of Day 04. Untitled 05. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key 06. It’s Good To Get Up In The Morning 07. My Lover, Adorned 08. ? 09. The Jealous Sea 10. Lady Of The Tall Trees 11. Fleeting Like The Days 12. Since You Took Your Leave 13. I Am Weary 14. Load Of Pine 15. Deceitful Heart 16. Ode To Autumn 17. Lost Lovin’ Gal 18. Hop High My Lulu Girl
I could never get bored of that riff. One of the finest song’s ever sung.
Roadrunner, roadrunner Going faster miles an hour Gonna drive to the Stop ‘n’ Shop With the radio on at night And me in love with modern moonlight Me in love with modern rock & roll Modern girls and modern rock & roll Don’t feel so alone, got the radio on Like the roadrunner…
As a teenager Richman saw The Velvet Underground perform many times, and the format of “Roadrunner” is derived directly from the Velvets’ song “Sister Ray”. “Roadrunner” mainly uses two chords (D and A, and only two bars of E) rather than “Sister Ray”’s three, but they share the same persistent throbbing rhythm, and lyrics which in performance were largely improvised around its central theme.
Richman wrote the song in 1970, when he was aged 19.
Johnny Rotten has said that he hates all music, except for Roadrunner. Sometimes, nothing else will do.
1) Never work a job where the bosses don’t respect you. Never be afraid to say fuck it and quit your job, even if the economy is shitty like ours. A fuckface boss will ruin your life and make you bitter.
2) Set your expectations high but be ready to work. Be ready to fight like a wild animal.
Just go and read this. Lovely sentiments. Be free.