John Peel - 30th March 1996
12 hours ago
At times like these, it's good to know who your friends are
TV's a friend to me, and it'll be a friend to you (yeah)
You can watch more but your folks say you're a vegetable
Your eyes'll go square and you won't talk sense no more
Love is blind, but TV's much more sensible
Caring and smart and everything you want and more
When I die, TV'll give the eulogy
Keep it simple, maybe some Richard and Judy
Montel gets things done
As the crowds trickled through the Sully wing of the Louvre one recent afternoon, a stocky, middle-aged Frenchman looked around furtively before whipping a gilt-framed painting from under his leather jacket and fixing it to the wall.
Placed alongside the august portraits of Salle 59, the miniature – a vanité depicting two skulls – held its own amid the splendour of the room's more conventional treasures.
But its presence was not welcome and when the artist returned to see it today it had been removed by irate museum staff. "Now I have to write a letter to the president director-general or someone to get it back. It's pathetic," he said.
Fisting for Compliments 24/02/2005
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The Wildhearts – "Junkenstein"
Cursive – "Art Is Hard" (truncated by eye-opening noise)
My Robot Friend – "I Am the Robot"
*** THE IRON FIST ***
Nic Endo – "White Heat"
Jon Poole – "Flower Punk"
Young Marble Giants – "Eating Noddemix"
Deerhoof – "Holy Night Fever"
The Source feat. Candi Staton – "You Got the Love (Now Voyager radio edit)"
Steve Reich – "Europe: During the War (movement 2)" (from Different Trains)
Estradasphere – "Mekapses Yitonisa"
Giddy Motors – "Hit Car"
Converge – "Last Light"
Rocket from the Crypt – "Used"
The movie suggests that in the lives of most/many GenXers, there are four recurring factors apart from differences in personal hygiene and CV: a) A lost loved one is a mental skeleton in the closet b) (S)he is targeted at least once for reclamation c) Inevitable failure on this front may lead to creation of wicked senses of humor (as a defense mechanism) and d) other people and one's own projects claim the (wo)man in the end. Lived life and history can not be changed. If our relationships are like bridges, we almost always burn them after saying cogently goodbye.