"The economy is rolling along an endless plateau, and consumers are bored with the view. Something strange is needed to get them to sit up."
"The consumerist society is a kind of soft police state. We think we have a choice, but everything is compulsory. We have to keep buying or we fail as citizens."
"The danger is that consumerism will need something close to fascism in order to keep growing."
"We're like bored children. We've been on holiday for too long, and we've been given too many presents."
from Kingdom Come by J G Ballard
tied up in a bag
fighting like crabs
feet in cement
brains made of treacle
i move in slow drag
this way and that
avoid all eye contact
do not react
this is a round up
this a low flying panic attack
red crosses on wooden doors
if she floats she burns
loose talk around tables
abandon all reason
stay in the shadows
cheer at the gallows
this is alow flying panic attack
six the song of sixpence that goes
burn the witch
hurling through the forest
the dancing bodies kick up the dust
there's only 15stages
then a frozen lake
the sea comes out to meet
empty of it's fishes
this is just my mind
a way to keep time
clasping at straws
grabbing at branches
i was supposed to go and see arcade fire tonight
but its full moon
and i can;t feel the top of my head
i do no t understand
(m e n t a l)
do you find people hate you now?
all those years ago you mujst hav e thought yourself invincible.
oh but hate takes too much effort.
i am sorry for us.
No-one in the studio believed me yesterday, so here's the proof.....Link
Cold, sunny and bright this week