Thursday, 28 January 2016

Punk London - 40 years of subversive culture




....................'Punk London - 40 years of subversive culture'..........

..................FUCK PUNK LONDON!
.............................................................................AND ALL THE STUPID FUCKERS CELEBRATING THE BORIS JOHNSON-APPROVED LOTTERY FUNDED MEDIATED CIRCUS OF REBEL NOSTALGIA - FUCK 'EM! 

I SAW IT ON THE TELLY, LONDON NEWS - 'HOW IRONIC' SAID THE PRESENTER WITH A SMIRK LIKE SHE'D APPRECIATE THE REAL IRONY/HORROR/SHAME/EMBARRASSMENT OF A FUCKING SO-CALLED REVOLUTION TURNED INTO A RETROMANIA SPECTACLE SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AND HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND - YEAH - IT'S OUR HERITAGE! COME ON LET'S GO VISIT THE CLUBS THAT AREN'T THERE ANY MORE WITH A TOUR GUIDE STANDING IN FRONT OF A FUCKING TRENDY SHITTY BAR/CAFE/HIPSTER SHITHOLE OR OFFICE (ANYTHING BUT HOUSING FOR STINKING PROLES!) 

COME ON! - LET'S PUT ON ON THOSE STRAIGHT-LEG TROUSERS, YOU'VE STILL GOT THEM - WHAT, THEY DON'T FIT ANY MORE BECAUSE YOU'VE BECOME A PORKY MIDDLE-AGED BLOKE WITHOUT EVEN ENOUGH HAIR TO SPIKE UP IN HONOUR OF YOUR GOLDEN PUNK YEARS?! PUNK'S DEAD BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE NOT TO INDULGE IN SOME NECROPHILIC NOSTALGIA ALL MOIST-EYED & MOANING ABOUT WHY THERE'S NOTHING LIKE PUNK ROCK ANY MORE BUT YOU WENT TO SEE SLEAFORD MODS AND PAID THROUGH THE NOSE BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T KNOW THEY EXISTED UNTIL THEY APPEARED ON LATER....WITH JOOLS FUCKING HOLLAND. 

FUCK PUNK LONDON, FUCK THE PEOPLE WHO CLAP HANDS CHEESY GRINNING AT HOW WONDERFUL IT ALL WAS EVEN THOUGH THEY WEREN'T BORN AND THE AWFUL FUCKING TRUTH IS THAT THERE'S NOT ONE OUNCE OF REAL CULTURAL REBELLION LEFT IN LONDON AND HASN'T BEEN FOR YEARS - ONLY APPROPRIATION OF EVERYTHING FROM GRIME SUPERSTARS TO ALL THE OTHER SO-CALLED 'STREET' MUSIC.

NEVER MIND FASHION (THERE'S GONNA BE A PUNK FASHION SHOW!) BECAUSE EVERY FUCKER LOOKS THE SAME, JUST BLAND AND THE KIDS TOO; WHERE'S THEIR PUNK ROCK? THE POOR LITTLE FUCKERS HAVEN'T GOT ANYTHING LIKE IT AND DON'T WANT IT 'CAUSE ALL THEY WANNA BE IS MIDDLE-CLASS ASPIRATIONAL UNIVERSITY-ATTENDING CUNTS 'CAUSE THEY'RE FUCKED RIGHT UP THE ARSE ANYWAY AND BEING DOLE SCUM IF THEY'RE WORKING CLASS, HOMELESS OR LIVE-WITH-THE-PARENTS - PITIFUL DEJECTED HOPELESS LOSERS IN THE LOTTO OF MODERN LIFE WHERE IT'S NEVER YOU, NEVER!

LIFE'S GREAT NOW SO GO TO THE CEREAL CAFE AND GET MILK ON YOUR BEARD LIKE THE POXY TATTOOED HIPSTER FUCKWIT THAT YOU ARE BECAUSE LONDON'S HAPPENING AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN LIKE SOMEONE TELLING YOU OVER AND OVER AND OVER ABOUT A PARTY THEY WENT TO THAT YOU WEREN'T ALLOWED TO ATTEND BECAUSE IT WAS A LIE ANYWAY JUST LIKE HAPPENING LONDON WHERE ART IS HAPPENING, MUSIC IS HAPPENING - LIFE IS HAPPENING TO THE LUCKY FEW WHO GOT BORN INTO COMFORT UNLIKE YOU, YOU ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS SLAB OF DEAD MEAT!

'OOOOOH WHY ISN'T THERE ANYTHING LIKE PUNK TODAY?'
BECAUSE THE CULTURE'S SO FUCKED IT DOESN'T KNOW IT'S ARSE FROM IT'S ELBOW - IT'S EATEN AND SHAT ITSELF OUT SO MANY TIMES IT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IT'S DOING - CULTURE IS A TV SHOW, A MEMORY OF A TV SHOW, A TV SHOW FILLED WITH STOCK FOOTAGE OF CULTURE THAT WAS ALIVE IN DAYS WHEN THERE WAS AN UNDERGROUND AND SPUNKY KIDS MADE THEIR OWN CULTURE - WORKING CLASS KIDS MADE THEIR OWN CULTURE, MADE THEIR OWN LOOK AND IT WAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WANTING TO BE A CELEBRITY FUCKING HIP-HOP/POP/TV STAR - NOTHING TO DO WITH ASPIRATIONAL SUCCESS ON TERMS MADE BY CUNTS WHO DICTATE WHAT SUCCESS IS, WHICH IS MONEY, MONEY, MONEY JUST GLOBALISED GREED BECAUSE YOU TOO CAN BE A CORPORATION OF ONE - JUST SIGN HERE - WE'RE GONNA MAKE YOU A STAR! A WORLDWIDE STADIUM-FILLING MESSIAH FOR THE MINDLESS HORDES WHO ARE SO WEAK THEY NEED A SUPERSTAR DJ/SINGER/BAND TO KNEEL BEFORE!

PUNK'S DEAD. FUCK PUNK LONDON. FUCK THE IDEA THAT THE CLUELESS TWATS IN CHARGE OF THE SHOW/THE MEDIA WILL BE URGING EVERY LONDONER TO JOIN IN THE HAPPY CELEBRATION - OF WHAT? THAT FACT THAT IT'S OVER, PUNK'S OVER, REBELLION'S OVER, STYLE IS OVER AND PASSION ISN'T EVEN A FASHION, IT'S A MUSEUM MANNEQUIN DRESSED IN VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEAR THAT ONLY JAPANESE TOURISTS COULD AFFORD TO BUY!

REMEMBER FANZINES? WEREN'T THEY GREAT?! LET'S HAVE AN EXHIBITION TO COMMEMORATE THE DEATH OF THE IDEA THAT ANYONE COULD WRITE WHAT THE FUCK THEY LIKED AND NOT GIVE A TOSS WHO READ IT UNLIKE BLOGGING WHICH DEPENDS ON CLICK-BAIT LINKING BULLSHIT TO KEEP THE BLOGGER'S HOPES ALIVE OTHERWISE SHE/HE WITHERS IN A TEARFUL HEAP OF DESPAIR - 'BUT IT'S THE INTERNET! THE WHOLE WORLD'S OUT THERE BUT WHY AREN'T THEY VISITING MY SITE?!' BOO-FUCKING-HOO - THE INTERNET'S BULLSHIT AND YOU KNOW IT EVEN AS YOU REMAIN ADDICTED TO THE SUPERFICIAL FRIENDSHIPS THAT REPLACE FACE-TO-FACE HAVING A LAUGH DOWN  THE PUB SHIT THAT USED TO LEAD TO MAYBE FORMING BANDS AND MAYBE DRESSING A CERTAIN WAY AND MAYBE GOING TO CLUBS AND MAYBE YOU KNOW CREATING A LITTLE SCENE IN YOUR AREA WHEREAS TODAY THE WWW IS YOUR AREA AND IT'S FULL OF EMPTY MEANINGLESS VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION MOSTLY WITH PEOPLE YOU'LL NEVER MEET NEVER MIND BE ABLE TO HELP IF THEY NEED CASH OR SUPPORT WHEN THEY NEED SUPPORT - AN ILLUSION OF LIFE, OF CULTURE SHARED AT A CLICK - EASY EASY EASY AND MEANINGLESS FFS!

PUNK STYLE - PUNK CHIC - PUNK REVOLUTION HA-HA - TURNING REBELLION INTO HERITAGE - WHY NOT? PUNK MEANT NOTHING TO MOST PEOPLE OTHER THAN TABLOID/TV HEADLINES - DID YOU SUFFER FOR PUNK? DID YOU EVER GET BEATEN UP FOR WEARING STRAIGHT-LEGGED TROUSERS? no, neither did I, but it was a close shave a few times SO WHAT? IT'S OVER - THAT WAS YOUR LIFE - YOUR LITTLE TEENAGE ANGRY GOB IN THE FACE OF SOCIETY BUT NOW YOU'VE SETTLED DOWN, OF COURSE, GOT SENSIBLE, GOT A MORTGAGE, KIDS AND IF YOU'RE LUCKY A HOLIDAY IN THE SUN ONCE A YEAR BECAUSE YOU REALISED YEARS AGO THAT IT WAS FUTILE TO TRY AND RESIST YOUR INEVITABLE DESTINY AS A NORMAL CITIZEN WHO WORKS (IF YOU'RE LUCKY?) WATCHES TELLY OF A NIGHT TOO KNACKERED TO DO MUCH ELSE AND MAYBE BUYS VINYL AGAIN LIKE IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG AND DREAMING ABOUT A FICTITIOUS ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE WHICH, HAD YOU BEEN BUSINESS-MINDED, YOU COULD HAVE ACTUALLY MADE MONEY FROM BUT YOU WEREN'T AND YOU DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE IN SOME SMELLY CRASS-TYPE COMMUNE, DID YOU? 

SO MAYBE YOUR LIFE'S OK NOW AND MAYBE IT'S SHIT - PROBABLY IT'S BOTH DEPENDING ON WHAT MOOD YOU'RE IN, WHETHER YOU DWELL SOMETIMES ON WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN OR COUNT YOUR BLESSING THAT YOU'RE NOT ON THE SHIT HEAP WITH THOSE POOR BASTARDS YOU SEE ON POVERTY PORN TV SHOWS.

CHEER UP, IT'S PUNK LONDON YEAR! LONDON! THE RIP-OFF CITY OF THE WORLD, WHERE ONLY THE MIDDLE-CLASSES CAN AFFORD TO LIVE UNLESS YOU'RE ONE OF THE LUCKY FEW WHO GOT CHEAP HOUSING YEARS AGO AND STAYED THERE, UNLIKE THE POOR BASTARDS WHO'VE BEEN EVICTED BY SCUMBAG LANDLORDS WHO'VE SOLD THE LAND TO PROPERTY DEVELOPERS. PUNK LONDON!  A LANDLORD'S DREAM! THEY CAN CHARGE WHAT THEY LIKE FOR A SHIT HOLE BECAUSE SOME POOR MUG WILL PAY IT JUST TO BE IN PUNK LONDON. 

PUNK LONDON - AN EMPLOYER'S DREAM! PAY WORKERS PEANUTS BECAUSE THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF MONKEYS DESPERATE TO DO ANYTHING FOR A WAGE AND IF YOU COMPLAIN YOU CAN FUCK OFF FOR THE SAME REASON! LOOK AT ALL THESE FOREIGN SLAVES AT YOUR DISPOSAL AND THEY'RE WILLING TO WORK HARD, UNLIKE THE BRITISH WITH THEIR HIGH AND MIGHTY IDEAS ABOUT 'FAIR WAGES' AND WORKER'S RIGHTS! PUNK LONDON! YOUR FUTURE DREAM IS A BACK-TO-WORK GOVERNMENT SCHEME INTENDED TO TRAIN YOU TO BECOME A GRATEFUL LOW-PAID MONKEY SO DO AS YOU'RE TOLD!

PUNK LONDON OF THE FILTH(Y RICH) BUT NO FURY FOR YOU SO JUST WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND THOSE MEMORIES ONE MORE TIME AS LONDON CELEBRATES IT'S SLOW DECLINE INTO A STATE OF TOTAL CULTURAL CLEANSING WHERE THERE IS NO 'SUBVERSIVE CULTURE' EXCEPT THE ONE IN THE MUSEUM...



5 comments:

  1. Oh, thank fuck for you, Robin!

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  2. i just gotta say i discovered your blog a couplke of days ago and it is amazing, love your writing... right on the money!! you have superb taste in music if i may say so too sir. many thanks and keep at it!!

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  3. hahaha ALL IN CAPS - FUCKING BRILLIANT!

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  4. London is dead - fucking sad, but there you go. Get out while you can...

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