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July 21, 2004

Blue Öyster Cult

Heavy Metal graced Bravo! last night. Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty and John Candy as Den mean the voices of half of SCTV make an appearance. This is serious Canadian content and inspiring of '80s metal nostalgia. For instance, I had forgotten the joys of Blue Öyster Cult. The Fleä is a big fan of the umlaut and as for Veteran Of The Psychic Wars... classic. Some lyrics only become more meaningful as time passes (but that's Michael Moorcock for you).

You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
I've been living on the edge so long,
where the winds of limbo roar
And I'm young enough to look at,
and far too old to see
All the scars are on the inside
I'm not sure that there's anything left of me

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 21, 2004 08:31 AM

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A little off-topic, but I followed the Michael Moorcock link and eventually found this interview where he proves to be quite the LLL:

Page 4 of Moorcock interview

Some, er, "highlights":

PBS in this country is a lie. It is controlled by government, through grants, and by big business, through patronage. It is not controlled by the public by any form of licensing fee to fund public airwaves (as in pretty much every other advanced democracy in the world).

America has always been in the hands of violent and ruthless entrepreneurs.

The words of American politicians in the world in general are empty of content and understanding.... The authoritarianism in the political language is astonishing to a modern ear.

...I'm involved in State politics with reference to Alcoa and some of Dirty George's other get-rich-quick-and-fuck-the-people schemes.

I've seen the quality of life and thought in America decline badly since the full-fledged adoption of consumerism Ralph Nader warned the world about so long ago...

Theirs is probably the last attempt of the old guard to produce the counter-revolution Reagan and Thatcher thought they had started.

And one that got a guffaw out of me:

But when everyone [in US] has been told they live in the best of all possible worlds (they don't -- the French do at the moment)...

And there's praise for Molly Ivins, etc., etc... Yet another example of how talent is no guarantee of wisdom!

Posted by: Varenius at July 21, 2004 08:33 PM

One of the minor tragedies of these last several years has been learning just what idiots so many of my childhood heroes have proved to be.

Posted by: Flea at July 21, 2004 08:44 PM