Big prize recession jazz poetry corner

It’s official. The banks are bankrupt and normal people like us are off to hell in a handcart. There’s goes the house, the job, the pension etc.

Never mind. Best focus on the important things in life:

Ever feel kinda down and out and don’t know just what to do?
Livin’ all of days in darkness, let the sun shine through
Ever felt that somehow, somewhere you lost your way?
And if you don’t get help you won’t make it through the day

Could you call on Lady Day?
Could you call on John Coltrane?
They’ll wash your troubles, your troubles away

Plastic people with plastic minds on their way to plastic homes
There’s no beginning, there ain’t no ending
just on and on and on and on and…
It’s all because we’re so afraid to say that we’re alone
until our hero rides in, rides in on his saxophone

Could you call on Lady Day?
Could you call on John Coltrane?
They’ll wash your troubles, your troubles away

Can of Stella to the first person who says who this is.

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11 Responses to Big prize recession jazz poetry corner

  1. bristolgraffiti says:

    Gil Scott-Heron

  2. Dona Qixota says:

    Just to be cheery …

    “you don’t need to be in no hurry.
    you ain’t never really got to worry.
    and you don’t need to check on how you feel.
    just keep repeating that none of this is real.
    and if you’re sensing, that something’s wrong,
    well just remember, that it won’t be too long
    before the director cuts the scene…yea.”

    redpillbluepillredpillbluepillredpillbluepill ….

  3. badnewswade says:

    ‘Tis Gil-Scott Heron indeed.

    Google makes online quizzes strangely pointless…

  4. Anonymous says:

    … that’s if you were stupid enough to waste all your hard earned money on a property that you hardly had any time to be in because you were working all the time and you were conned into flitting away pension installments instead of having a good time down the pub and because you didn’t buy more beer the pubs have now closed down so you can’t even get any sancturay at a public house after your home has been repossessed and the government decided your taxes were better spent on a temporary injection into the economy because America fucked us all up big time as opposed building a better social system and investing in its own people or even delivering a reliable transport system that would get you to work on time so you could earn some money to buy a house and financially support all the greedy people who lived off credit and are now living off your money and your time and your quality of life…

  5. badnewswade says:

    Heh.

    To me the whole situation is more reminiscent of that old proverb about a farmer who tries to get his donkey used to living on less and less food, but the animal dies on him before he can completely wean him off.

    People had to make do on lower and lower pay, (especially working class Americans who have it much worse than we do as they have no NHS or welfare state) until eventually they ended up having to use their credit cards to buy food.

    Eventually the bills came in and they were unable to pay them off for the same reason they took the loans out in the first place – they didn’t have enough money to live on!

    I dread to think what the bastards are going to do with us all now, of course… I honestly believe the the next step along the Thatcherite path is to try to bring back some form of slavery, perhaps using debt bondage and the welfare system, force people to work for effectively zero wages.

    It’s the only way they can think of to re-valorise the economy and make up for higher energy costs without treating people like human beings, which I think is inconceivable for the ruling class.

  6. thebristolblogger says:

    That’s a can of Stella for Bristol Graf and one for KRS for making me laugh.

  7. Des Bowring says:

    Can you do a competition where the prize is real ale next time.

  8. Spectator says:

    Des, you stole the words right out of my keyboard. Lager… filthy muck!

  9. Dona Qixota says:

    DB and S – you’ve missed the message guys. Look a little further in?

    Wadey – hard luck man – you’ve been cursed, so no-one is able to hear. Generally the human mind will see what it has conditioned itself to see, and believe what it wishes to believe.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra_(metaphor)

  10. BristleKRS says:

    Are you trying to tell me there’s no Stella at the end of the rainbow?

    🙁

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