Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Come and walk down memory lane, no one sees a thing but they can pretend."

One might think that a band who writes songs about Paul Robeson, Kevin Carter, Elian Gonzalez, and pens tributes to Willem De Kooning would consist of smart, informed, and well-read musicians (they are). One might think that such an outspoken band would be angry, passionate, progressive, and quite liberal in their thinking (they are). One might think that a band who is revolutionary, eccentric, above-the-common -- composing songs littered with political commentary, activistic proclamations, and societal criticisms -- might be blindly overlooked, blatantly ignored, and all-but-obscure (they are). So, it's no surprise that when their lyricist/bassist writes a public article for The Guardian, it is most likely regarding a topic that is relevant, important, and will probably be ignored by the majority of those whom will potentially be affected most by its subject matter (it was). 

I came across that article online yesterday and thought it was a nice, nice piece of writing. But, then again, Manic Street Preachers is one of my favorite bands, so when they speak? I listen.......

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