Monday, 30 March 2009

Sometimes, a news story will simply stop you in your tracks with its sheer ridiculousness...

...And this would most definitely be one of them. Caught out by the recession? Wish you'd squirrelled your pennies away beneath your mattress sooner rather than later? Well, you've only got yourself to blame: you just weren't paying enough attention to The Enemy, obviously.

Not that I blame you in the slightest. It's hard to even begin listing all the reasons that I dislike them. Mainly, though, it has to be their "we're saying something really clever and deep here, mate, about poverty an' that" schtick. Please, please don't try and tell me that "you cant go out if anybody calls ya / 'cos you cant have a bath / when there`s no hot water" is what passes for social commentary these days.

Anyway, they obviously do believe the self-created hype concerning their relevance: they think that they predicted the financial crisis. I know, right? Priceless. The entire news article can be found here. My favourite quote of the week has to be this: "We did see it coming early, and there were a lot of people who didn't get the band because of that." Yeah, I'm sure it was something like that, love.

You know the country's in dire straits when miserablist, bandwagon-jumping substandard indie bands start asserting that they forecasted something which seemingly came as a bit of a shock to most of the country's politicians.

Well, if nothing else, at least Jon McClure will be pleased with them. After all, they have made his attempts to be a political spokesman look slightly less ridiculous...

1 comment:

  1. My favourite was when Rage Against The Machine reformed and said something along the lines of 'Since we disbanded in 2000, Bush has been elected twice. Coincidence?'