Monday, May 18, 2009

Entertain Me Crap Stick!

I had a whole list of stuff that I wanted to say, but as usual when it came to sitting in front of my laptop my brain undid the top of my head, packed its suitcase and fucked off, leaving me with the usual sawdust rattling around in the vast chasm that is my bonce.

Then I had a brainwave, only without the brain. I guess that makes it a wave? Not that I sat here and just waved, because that would be fairly stupid. The sort of thing that someone with a head full of sawdust would do...bugger. Anyway, my little idea...seeking some inspiration, I turned to YouTube. I know, I thought, I'll type in something and see what comes top of the list and decide if it's blog worthy. But what to type in?? Shit, another stumbling block...all I needed was some fucking inspiration! So, I typed that in. Fucking Inspiration. And I came up with this.

This is part 1 of 2...I'm only posting the first part, but if you feel so inclined to watch the 2nd half you can see it HERE.

If you do watch the 2nd part, please paraphrase it for me.

If you've managed to watch the whole clip you'll be fully aware that it is over 6 minutes long. I fully apologise for the fact that you will not get those 6 minutes back, and that I am responsible for your loss.

Couple of things I noticed from this video. First, as far as I can tell he's trying to say that we have brains, and they learn. Knowledge is acquired, passed from person to person, and built on each time. But that we also don't need other human beings to survive, although I'm not too sure how that works. Bit of a contradiction if you ask me. And second, is this how Chewbacca would look if he shaved his face? Oh, there's a third he stoned? Those sorts of random conversations about utter bollocks seem fairly familiar.

Right, now that I've wasted 6 minutes of your life, I'll repay you with 3 and a half minutes of fantasticness. And that's a real word I'll have you know. Taken in 2004 in a music store (HMV) in London...That's Entertainment, originally by The Jam. Lyrics below kiddies.

A police car and a screaming siren
Pneumatic drill and ripped up concrete
A baby wailing, a stray dog howling
The screech of brakes and lamplights blinking

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

A smash of glass and the rumble of boots
An electric train and a ripped up phone booth
Paint splattered walls and the cry of a tom cat
Lights going out and a kick in the balls

I say that’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Days of speed and slow time Mondays
Pissing down with rain on a boring Wednesday
Watching the news and not eating your tea
A freezing cold flat and damp on the walls

I say that’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Waking up at 6 a.m. on a cool warm morning
Opening the windows and breathing in petrol
An amateur band rehearse in a nearby yard
Watching the telly and thinking 'bout your holidays

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Waking up from bad dreams and smoking cigarettes
Cuddling a warm girl and smelling stale perfume
A hot summers day and sticky black tarmac
Feeding ducks in the park and wishing you were far away

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Two lovers kissing amongst the scream of midnight
Two lovers missing the tranquillity of solitude
Getting a cab and travelling on buses
Reading the graffiti about slashed seat affairs

I say that’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Also....Song Of The Week...Pete Molinari with It Came Out Of The Wilderness, released last year on the Damaged Good record label. I suggest you give it a listen. Just a suggestion mind.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I want my 3 minutes and 44 seconds back! (Didn’t last for 6.)
So much for your f*cking inspirations.

If the music wasn’t so upbeat and his enthusiasm so evident, that Weller song would be very depressing.

(I really, really appreciate the fact you’re posting lyrics now.)