Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Why rock stars should stick to playing the guitar

Brian May underscores exactly why we shouldn't ever listen to the political (or any other) opinions of rock stars:

When he came to power, how we all smiled and sighed with relief ... "At last, a decent, nice man, an ordinary man, a man who has a boyish innocent charm, even plays the guitar, and is obviously much too down-to-Earth to indulge in the kind of Empire-building and skullduggery that has characterised politicians to us in the recent past". I met him, early on, excited, and shook hands with him ... full of hope that this man would do the decent thing in all circumstances.

He is, of course, talking about the cunto di tutti cunti, and displaying how fucking stupid a rock star can be.

Stick to the choons and the astrology*, mate.

*I figured "while I'm insulting him..."


PJH said...

Now now, don't let a little quote mining get the better of you. In mitigation, he did say in the sentence before:

I have to say that the biggest disappointment in my limited experience of politics is Tony Blair.

Ben said...

Which context makes a massive difference.

MTG said...

Easy for you to say now, Obo.

Most lesser mortals were unaware of May's error of judgement and jumped to exactly the same conclusions, independently.

Mark Wadsworth said...

What PJH says.

And I voted Labour in 1997 (and 2001) as well. Although I never thought anything gushing about TB.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Right. So you're saying everyone's fucking stupid then?

Well, I can certainly accept that point of view, although I am quite astonished at MW's confession.

I guess I'd better apologise to Brian then.

Nah, fuck it. He was quite happy to use his celebrity to endorse the twat and he almost certainly voted for that useless fuckpiece Gordon Brown. Or the equally mendacious Cleggeron. So whoop de fucking do.

I'm not especially prescient or smart, and Blair made my skin creep from day one. Brian being one of many dimwits doesn't excuse him any more than it excuses anyone else.

The Boiling Frog said...

About the only words that Noel Gallagher uttered that came anywhere some sort of wisdom were these:

'I recognise now that we were conned. We thought Tony Blair was John F. Kennedy, when in fact he was John Major with a better PR team.'

Obnoxio The Clown said...

That's an outrageous slur on John Major.

Skittler said...

I think May is a very competent astronomer, not an astrologer. Bit of a difference.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Oh, for fuck's sake, has everyone taken fucking stupid pills today or what?

Anonymous said...

Skittler's right, Obo.

Patrick Moore is an astrologer, Brian May does horoscopes.

Anonymous said...

Neh mind Obo, I got it.

I also new what Blair was the moment I saw him.."Tony Blair, all teeth and air", I remember saying to someone at the time.

Joseph Takagi said...

At last, a decent, nice man, an ordinary man, a man who has a boyish innocent charm

Something to learn in life. The "nice, decent" men are utter cunts who will, when the time comes, push you into the shit. I learnt that years ago having worked with a lot of management consultants and project managers.

The outwardly abrasive, obnoxious, shambolic types are actually the people who are the genuinely nice people.

(Like MW I voted Labour in 1997, but I never trusted Blair. Watch the footage of him shaking hands going into No 10 on his first day and the look on his face).