Sunday, June 01, 2003
| posted by Simon |
12:24 am |
You're twisting my melons man.
I have resisted the temptation, until tonight, to watch 24-hour party people. Being Manchester born and bred I thought it wouldn't live up to the reality. Madchester was something that passed me by, the scene not the music, I still like the Happy Mondays and New Order. Although the film didn't even mention the best Factory records band, The Adventure babies, it was still a decent film. Steve Coogan played Tony Wilson, or Anthony H Wilson, as he prefers to be referred to nowadays, and he got him just right. There were some fantastic one-liners, especially from Shawn Rider. The thing that pissed me off a little was that it makes it look as though the whole thing was down to Factory and the Hacienda, no mention of The Smiths, James, Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets and a host of others that made Manchester what it was back then. Well, it was only a film I suppose. It did remind me what a fantastic song "Love will tear us apart" was.
I've found a really nice poetry archive; in fact I've been on it for hours. Such beauty in a collection of abstract squiggles. I also found this via Rense, history repeats itself, or are these self-fulfilling ideologies perpetrated by men obsessed with their place in history ?