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Monday, May 28, 2012

Olympics London 2012 : NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS SEX PISTOLS SLAM OLYMPICS







Still holed up in Aden WITH Olive sitting on my face and Pui on my bollocks, waiting for a run at the Suez canal when the weather improves. In between session I 'm sick of seeing all these up-and-coming young hotshots on talk-show conventions with the BBC world service. hyping Olympic London and the British, the usual BBC bullscutter. Used to be simple just wind them up and let them rabbit, then you would just give them a nod and they’d shut up. Now they’re likely to start interviewing me or carry on with the whole phony and artificial process. Artificial?course its bloody artificial, fickle as phuck and flavour of the month bollix.

There's no point in asking, you'll get no reply
Oh just remember I don't decide
I got no reason it's all too much
You'll always find us out to lunch

" Pretty Vacant

Oh we're so pretty
Oh so pretty
we're vacant
Oh we're so pretty
Oh so pretty
A vacant

Don't ask us to attend 'cos we're not all there
Oh don't pretend 'cos I don't care
I don't believe illusions 'cos too much is real
So stop you're cheap comment 'cos we know what we feel

Oh we're so pretty
Oh so pretty
we're vacant
Oh we're so pretty
Oh so pretty
we're vacant ah
But now and we don't care

There's no point in asking you'll get no reply
Oh just remember a don't decide
I got no reason it's all too much
You'll always find me out to lunch
We're out on lunch

Oh we're so pretty
Oh so pretty
we're vacant
Oh we're so pretty
Oh so pretty
we're vacant
Oh we're so pretty
Oh so pretty ah
But now and we don't care

We're pretty
A pretty vacant
We're pretty
A pretty vacant
We're pretty
A pretty vacant
We're pretty
A pretty vacant

And we don't care

SEX PISTOLS LYRICS


It’s all Olympics TV for fucksake.  Everybody knows it’s a load of bollocks so can’t they just suspend disbelief like everyone else? No, apparently they can’t. It’s so passé really. Nothing new under the sun blah, ....That’s BBC Olympic entertainment. Cue commercial. I won't be just another puppet on the Galway Whooker up the Thames. So who’s in control?, the producers? advertisers? suits? ..can’t nail it down. Sometimes maybe the camera itself running the show….point it at people, they surrender free will. TV, Hollywood, video games, breaking news, analysis, documentaries all rolled into infotainment for brain cells to absorb and eyeballs to suck up. It’s bigger than all of us and its winning. Pull the plug, it’s still there. And why not? Why be a grouch. be a personality.

Johnny Lydon will not be joining  Blur, New Order or Coldplay at any London 2012 Olympic shindig. The Sex Pistol's front man said that he was approached by Olympic organizers for his support along with former Sex Pistol band mates. Lydon’s fears over censorship and corporate sterilization of any appearance quickly finished any hope of a Pistols reunion. “There’s no point, really, to it. There’s no joy in that…censorship mattered more than the content of the Pistols. If you’re going to be celebrating what is great about Britain, the honesty of the Sex Pistols was one of those things. If you censor the words of any one song, you're killing the honesty and I couldn't tolerate that. From my point of view we said we didn't want nothing to do with them. Such is the world we live in."

Johnny Lydon’s concerns over censorship are part of his reluctance to be involved in an event he views as contradictory to Britain’s present needs. The country is entering a double dip recession with the U.K. economy shrinking with record debt levels and the austerity driven by a Tory government  as draconian as Thatcher. Lydon explained that the Olympics “are going to leave an incredible debt as soon as it’s ended, the prices and taxes are going to go up…there’s a lot of unemployment and I’m seeing money wasted on people splish-splashing about and throwing things.”

When they raged against the Queen the "fascist regime", and noisily agitated for anarchy in the UK in the late 1970s the Sex Pistols were also considered a big threat to Ireland, particularly its traditional Catholic moral values. In state papers it was revealed the extent of official concern about the punk revolution. The Sex Pistols were targeted by an Irish police investigation aimed to protect "the country's morals", papers revealed.

When the IRA was intensifying a campaign of bombings and assassinations, Irish police turned its attention towards Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones and Paul Cook and their first album Never Mind the Bollocks. The  garda memo voiced concerns about the title of the band's LP and whether it breached Ireland's  rigid censorship laws. "The title on the sleeve ... would indicate that the contents of the record is obscene," a police inspector wrote.

The album was referred to Ireland's censorship board where the Irish deputy assistant chief state solicitor stated the sleeve might contravene the Indecent Advertisements Act. "However, the penalty on conviction cannot exceed IR£2 and in all circumstances you may feel that prosecution is not called for," he advised the garda.

Similarly today the internment of Irish political prisoners of conscience, in solitary confinement with torture of Marian Price and her other comrades, is censored by British world wide and in British Occupied Ireland. In fact the  British abuse of human rights in Ireland  and the whole Irish issue, is far more widespread, serious and spread over a far longer time scale of 800 years than the Tibet and Human Rights issues of the Beijing Olympics.


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