|There is no witty caption this week because|
every possible joke about this man has been
made. I'LL BE BACK with a clever caption next
week, don't you worry.
"Career opportunities are the ones that never knock
Every job they offer you is to keep you out the dock"
moaned the Clash, as they grew frustrated about the lack of interesting employment that was in the UK. And of course, commentary on politics wasn't exactly a new thing, as Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On questioned the need for the war
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate"
And I could go on. Outside of their lyrics musicians such as Kanye West and Bono continue their verbal assault on the folk in power. In interviews, however, the illusion is quite often shattered for me. When it comes to talking about specific subjects they tend to make vague, mumbling statements, about how Margaret Thatcher was evil, how 'the men in the suits are earning all the money', or that whatever war is going on was started purely to put money in the pockets of politicians. Now I'm not saying I agree or disagree with these things. I'm saying form your own opinion based on facts. Musicians can be good for provoking thought, but don't expect them to make the world a better place based on some words they probably wrote when they were stoned.
Terminator 2 was alright. I suppose that's what hype and a distracting blog does to you. May do another part if I'm feeling
lazy as though I need to discuss the subject of the importance or non importance of lyrics in music more. This was a tired blog so I'm not sure if it's decent. I'll soon find out. Thanks for reading!