So, the odious Rupert Murdoch's News of the World is going to be discontinued due to outrage over illegal hacking of private citizens' phones. Any diminution of Rupert's Reach is to be celebrated, as is any excuse to post a video by The Jam:
I'd be remiss if I didn't link to a poem about Paul Weller by the Antipodes' most dreamboaty poet.
In the face of Obama's caving in to the GOP on budget cuts, how about another Jam song (perhaps my favorite)?
Scary how topical this song is:
You choose your leaders and place your trust
As their lies wash you down and their promises rust
The Jam had a remarkable ability to perform heartbreaking songs which absolutely rocked... rave ups for the run down. The compilation Snap! is an essential document of the late 20th Century. Buy it, blast it! You'll have tears streaming down your cheeks even as you shake your boo-tay.