December 30th, 2001


Ali G

The beeb had highlights from this years red nose day. Some funny scenes, some interesting stories on the projects they fund. Still, the highlight was obviously Ali G doing an interview with Posh and Becks. I hadn't seen that one yet, though I read the interview on the web. I just reread it, it is not entirely accurate, they had cut plenty out, though some things I saw I couldn't find in the script. Never mind, it was funny to see somebody asking them all kind of questions everybody is dying to ask them. Then again, with Posh just giggling most of the time and Beckham eloquent as ever (i.e. says fuck all) it was mainly a one man show by Ali G. But he's good at that anyway. I'll put the whole interview in the comment section for those who are interested.
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Julian Cope

Over a decade ago Julian Cope made a brilliant album, Peggy Suicide. When re-organising my maps on the computer, I bumped into the lyrics again. Some of them have an explanation to go with them. The following one seems fairly up to date still to me:

DOUBLE VEGETATION... pokes fun at the White Liberal Intellectual's terror of anyone who "believes". It used to be the Communists. Now Allah's coming to get us. We've replaced one with the other. We're all so scared of Islam now that it's turning us into terrified children scurrying to the bottom of the bedclothes. Saddam Hussein is not Islam. No more than the Shah of Iran was Islam. The Petro-Dollar is a tool of the Shi-ite extremists and we must not think of Muslims as all crazies. That's the same as an Arab thinking all Catholics were in the IRA.


So freaked out,
So humiliated,
I feel so outclassed,
I feel overrated,
Whitey, Jew & Negro stand in a line
He says, I want you,
Each day we get closer to the big bad fire.
I look down on the sickness of you - Your hands
reach out for my location
But your so lost in the things that you do that
you're caught in a double vegetation
Invert to conceal all the holes in your heart
Oh, we discussed and discussed all your disgusting routines.
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