Thursday, August 10, 2006

People are just so, so, so stupid

Why do we bother actually trying to do anything to improve the world? Countless great men and women have spent their lives raging against the injustice and stupidity of the world, have fought to break the shackles round peoples souls and the walls that divide person from person, and what has happened? We swap old miseries for new miseries, shackles of steel for shackles of debt and constant surveillance. We've still got hatred, war, oppression, torture, cruelty, stupidity, malice, squalour and everything else, and it doesn't look like we ever won't so, why do we even dream about a better world? I sometimes wish I was an idiot, that I'd never read a book with small print, watched a decent film or listened to any music outside the charts. I feel like Platos prisoner who's turned round to see the fire and the walkway, but is still chained in place. I'm shouting at the others, but they don't want to listen.

It's probably something to do with being 18 and sober, now I think about it. I'm gonna go listen to Bill Hicks.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wacken Report:

  • Finntroll live
  • Kilts
  • Blowing up discarded tents
  • Metal babies
  • Finntroll live!
  • Mead
  • Curing hangovers with six more beers
  • Huge sweaty Germans wearing nothing but thongs, plastic viking hats, wellington boots and waterwings
  • Calling everything 'krieg'
  • Finn. Troll. Live.
  • Atheist re-union gig
  • Heatstroke hallucinations ist krieg!
  • Innumerable hot foreign chicks with Burzum shirts drinking mead from fucking horns man!
  • The fucking JOMSVIKINGS
  • Wombled a folding chair
  • Did I mention that I fucking saw Finntroll live and that it was the crowning moment of my otherwise dull and empty life?
  • No money for food and a tent full of Vodka and beer
  • That guy going round asking if we'd seen a guy with long hair and a black t-shirt
  • dragging massive crates of beer around with spiky belts
  • Taunting Liverpudlians
  • Oh yeah and, like, Morbid Angel and Korpiklaani and Motorhead and shit
  • Best. Festival. EVER!