Monday, November 3, 2008

The Country's Fucked! (Part Three...)

The state of the nation at a given time often inspires artists to produce some of their best work. Think 1980s Britain and the backing tracks of Joy Division, The Cult, The Cure, The Jam etc etc.

So what about reviving Self Aid?

We could have:
Christy Moore "Don't forget your form if you want to draw the dole"
S Club 7 "Don't Stop Movin' (Because the heating's off)"
John Spillane "DSFA Girl"
Bobby Darin tribute "CV of Love"
IBEC and the Staff of the Sunday Times: "Kill All Civil Servants"

And U2, Enya and all those other million-selling artists could just start paying their fucking taxes. That would be music to many people's ears.


Serial said...

How on earth did Self Aid seem like such a sensible idea at the time? How on earth did Christy et al not see through it? Bono took my mates hat and wore it for a few minutes on stage. Still, at least we have the YouTube videos of Blue in Heaven - class.

Govstooge said...

Ah, yeah. And that "I can dig a hole" (Let's make it work?).

I can draw the dole. I have more experience of signing on than I do as an EO.