Sunday, 4 April 2010

Crash

A reader writes.

Dear Mr CU
I've been reading your blog for some months and find it both entertaining and informative. I happened to be listening to "Crash" by The Primitives last night and I was struck by how perfectly the lyrics fit the taxpayers relationship with Gordon Brown.

Best wishes,
Geoff.



Now, just watched Mr Bean's holiday with Miss Quango. This very song features, making it even more appropriate.

Bank holiday competition.
Other appropriate election songs.
Hey, hey we're the Monkeys - Monkeys.
Beat it - Michael Jackson.
Go Now - Moody blues.
Its all over but the crying - Garbage.
Are you ready to be heartbroken? -Lloyd Cole and the Commotions

11 comments:

lilith said...

Perfect.

Anon @9.30 said...

I read Crash by JG Ballard about 20 years ago.
It is one of a very few books that have left me feeling grubby.

At the end one of the characters dresses up as Liz Taylor and kills himself by trying to drive his car into Liz's limo.

The theme of one person's need to assume the identity of someone else and in doing so causes their own destruction - and attempts to destroy the original has a resonance.

lilith said...

David Cronenberg made a film based on it, Anon. I think a director whose most famous quote is "For me the body is the source of horror" would be well placed to make a movie about Gordon Brown.

Nomad said...

For the Scottish (esp Kirckaldy)count: Smoke gets in your eyes.

For certain unnamed MPs: I'm all yours in buttons and bows

For Call me Dave: Don't let it rain on my parade

Elby the Beserk said...

Puddle Of Mudd have a wonderful sing (on a bloke realising his girlfriend can't stand him), called "She fucking hates me" - which is the chorus. Easily adapted

"We fucking HATE him".

I have never experienced such a visceral loathing of another human being as I do for Brown. Me, a peace-loving Hippie from the 60s. I fucking HATE him.

Bill Quango MP said...

Elby:
If our predictions are correct tomorrow should see Her Majesty having a cup of tea with the a certain Prime Minister.

Then its just 30 more days or 1,865 more days of him.

idle said...

Goodbye Good Riddance (Wildsky)
The Death Of Joe Stalin - Good Riddance (Atomic Platters)
Goodbye and Good Riddance to Bad Luck (AC/DC)
There's a Nasty Brown Stain on the Number 10 Carpet (Idle)

idle said...
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Scrobs... said...

Bill! I didn't see that you had a compo going this Easter, and, in honour of your comment on Iders' post, I started another one!

Just for this one however, I think Radiohead 'How to disappear completely', 'Treefingers','Optimistic'(all following each other on "Kid A", and the Beatles' 'Back in the USSR', which is just before 'Dear Prudence', on the White Album...

Hairy Arsed Bloke said...

As a non-resident I would suggest:

Already Gone, by The Eagles.

Son of Nomad said...

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Country Roads, take me home to the place I belong....

Goodbye Dolly I must leave you..