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Of time and music

Posted September 19, 2013 into Blunty by John Birmingham

I'm trying to avoid writing about politics for a little while, although Clive Palmer is sorely tempting me. Today's Blunty, about discovering an old album which had passed me by, is my attempt to stay away from all too easy to make jokes about Prime Minister Toned Abs.

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Mayhem's Mum mumbles...

Posted September 19, 2013

One is dismayed by the vast number of classic songs that are covered, sampled and outright stolen by the talentless naked whores who pass for musicians these days. One constantly finds oneself muttering 'I used to like that song' before furiously hurling one's crystal set into the corner of the Oubliette. Their insidious behaviour would be less annoying if one could convince the talentless naked whores to get off my lawn.

Correction. My Lord And Master Greybeard's (Keeper of the crystal, bringer of gruel, genetic mutater of rats) lawn. Perhaps one might convince said Lord and Master to transfer his genetic mutation experiments from the Raterati to the talented naked whores. His first experiment could be to train the whores to actually sing. The second, to put some pants on. The third? To get off my (his) lawn. Yes. Yes, this is a good plan. One shall start work on the bribe immediately. A rat skin fedora should do it.

w from brisbane is gonna tell you...

Posted September 19, 2013

Though MM, the good thing about that is, I can say my rock/pop listening consists of 90% new music. Ain't I awesome?
Mind you, the fact that my new music mostly sounds like it could have come straight from the seventies, still leaves me an enormous and enjoyable range of new performers and songs.

beeso mumbles...

Posted September 19, 2013

Those classic songs? They just stole from someone else. http://everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/

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NBlob asserts...

Posted September 19, 2013

Is there a martial arts term for the moment of maximum fkedupness? At least a Sun Tzu reference? I guess deadline for X000 words has a certain motivational quality.

damian reckons...

Posted September 19, 2013

The second law of thermodynamics as a koan perhaps?

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Rob ducks in to say...

Posted September 19, 2013

Musical kinda week.....

I had some amazon preorder shiny discs arrive this week on idie/hipster black vinyl no less. The new Nine Inch Nails album arrived but with a CD included ( i don't own a turntable) so its on my PS3 playing off the hard drive. I bought the vinyl because it was cheap to buy a bundle and reminds of the day I bought their first LP back in 1989 when I didnt have a CD player nor children but I did have black dreadlocks and a $37.50 weekly rental payment to find.

Clive Palmer's output reminds me of this book http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Can't_Happen_Here, scary when you compare his ramblings to Buzz Windrip.

Oh and I got some artwork published on Laibach's website 'their not nazis its all about the art man...' to paraphrase JB in that book he wrote.

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted September 19, 2013

I posted a while ago on Bluntie, and as at a few minutes ago on 3 comments - is there a problem over there?

John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted September 19, 2013

Yes. The problem is my security certificate has expired and the process of getting it renewed is Hell. So I can't get in to wrangle comments.

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Conspiracy Cat asserts...

Posted September 19, 2013

Avast, Cap'n Birmingham! Ye scurvey dog! Here it be 'International Talk Like A Pirate' day, and ye be yammerin' about landlubber stuff. Ye could have at least sung the lads a bawdy sea shanty. Arrgh, I ort tae keelhaul ye!

Lulu mutters...

Posted September 19, 2013

By complete coincidence, this morning I was reading Caitlin Moran's account of interviewing Keith Richards on a previous 'International Talk Like A Pirate' day.

excerpt:

"to be frank, everything Keith Richards says is in the cadence of Pirate. With his black eyes, bandanna and earring, even at 67, he has the air of a rakish gentleman forced to steal a frigate and abscond from polite society - due to some regrettable misunderstanding about a virgin daughter, a treasure map and a now-smouldering Admiralty building. "

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