Thursday, 22 April 2010

Goodbye Uncle Malcy - NOWHERE 777 - Malcolm McLaren...

Went to "Uncle Malcy's" (Malcom McLaren's) funeral today. What a blast! Bless him - I've gotta love him because I just love the Sex Pistols - one of the greatest bands (for MANY reasons) ever.

We all had a blast - Flame and I managed to outrun Chelsea and chums and chased the funeral courtege from Camden to KT and a little further (well as far as Chelsea's place!). What a brilliant funeral. TBH - the whole thing had just the right feel - a little silly, a little fun, a little reverent, a little respect.

The Malcy's casket was carried in a traditional horse drawn carriage. Painted on the side the words "TOO FAST TO LIVE, TOO YOUNG TO DIE". Four beautiful black horses pulled it past the shops of Camden and there were crowds everywhere.

An old route master bus pumped out My Way, Anarchy in the UK, You Need Hands and other tunes. A hoard of bikers followed it and punks clung, precariously to the back of it. Vivian gave a wave and all on board seemed pleased to be there.

People were well chilled out - got chatting to Peter who had turned up about an hour early like me at Camden Road Tube. Sorry Peter! Totally lost you as the procession moved on!

Got pics - will upload at some point.

Lots of folk turned out in the end - Was a lovely sunny, hot, beautiful day - quite a few of us ran through Chalk Farm Road, Prince of Wales Road, Angler's Lane up KT High Street and up Highgate Road. Wonderful stuff. Bless you Uncle Malcy! We had a lovely time!

And.. just to finish...

You need hands to show the world you're happy,
And you need hands when you have to stop the bus,
But the hands we love so dear are the hands we love to hear,

Now... where's my tap dancing dwarf?

Belgium, Veils, My opinion is garaunteed unpopular...

For example... If Belgium goes ahead and bans the wearing of the veil what the hell next? Ban goths? Heavy metal T-Shirts? Pentagram rings? Suits? Ties? It's completely stupid.

My opinion of the veil is probably not popular. I do see it as a symbol of female subjugation, that's my opinion and I'm free to have it... yet if women want to wear it they are free to do so - just as I am free to hold my opinion of their subjugation.

Fair enough?

I'm laughing at you not with you...

"New Media" really is entering this election. I'm surprised - clearly many people aren't online so probably 30% odd of the population don't really care but when the Daily Mail, Express and Telegraph run articles about "Nick Clegg in Nazi Jibe" the loonies come out of the wood work - Even Sky News is reciting this ad nauseum (being a TV station they couldn't publish this themselves but they can report on the reporting... weird...).

Soooo.. how is New Media entering the election... well, these lunatic articles attract lunatic comments - Some on the Daily Telegraph site denounce the EU as facists whilst slating Nick Clegg for having 'foreign' parents and grandparents - these people do NOT help there cause... just like in the last USA election the neo-cons came over so hard, so aggressive and so 'facist' that they sidelined themselves - their immediate reaction to this was to become more entrenched, beligerent and, well, scared. See the "Tea Party" - strange choice of name.

The Tories will not end up like this but I wouldn't be surprised to see a sizable chunk of their vote go to more and more right wing parties.

Lastly, cos' I think it's funny... The Daily Mail in Clegg Nazi Jibe? Hang on - is this the paper that supported the Union of British Facists, showed support of Oswald Mosely and whose owner was a personal friend of Mussolini and Hitler?

Shirely not.... *titter!*