Monday, May 29, 2006

Same ol’, same ol’

Today, while I was washing up after lunch, I had something of a need to listen to Joe Jackson. Not the Look Sharp! album, which I love, but Laughter & Lust.

L&L came out in 1992, it seems, and yet the opening verse of the opening song still holds so much relevance today. And it probably will forever more.

There was a man in the jungle
Trying to make ends meet,
Found himself one day with an axe in his hand,
When a voice said, "Buddy, can you spare that tree?
We gotta save the world, starting with your land."
It was a rock 'n' roll millionaire from the USA
Doing 3 to the gallon in a big white car.
And he sang and he sang 'til he polluted the air,
And he blew a lot of smoke from a Cuban cigar.

Funny thing is, the first thing that came to mind on listening to/
reading these words was our old friends Bono and Chris Martin, and how they bang on about helping those with nothing, while they're swanning around with their millions. Same ol', same ol'.


Blogger the cappuccino kid said...

oh joy! nothing i like more in life than slagging off the cunt that is mr martin!
to those who have heard me say this before (plenty of times i admit) i apologise, but here goes anyway...
live 8. lets relieve poverty?
yes please mr martin. but could you explain why you are wearing adidas trainers that are produced in far eastern sweatshops?
no amount of ='s on his hand will ever make up for that. or the fact he named his first born fucking "apple"

and relax!


29 May, 2006 18:42  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

Anyone who calls their kid Apple deserves Fiz's venom.

29 May, 2006 20:41  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

So you've not mellowed on Chris Martin yet, FF?

30 May, 2006 14:53  

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