Monday, 25 January 2010
'To pick a card that shows your heart and your pride'
Can anything more directly sum up the Noughties cultural stagnation than this? 'Earnest' mewling, U2 ubiquity and all the post-Live Aid paradigm. Guitars in hand, preaching a false togetherness. Today is the first time I've seen this, and it is a sickening - and grimly amusing - spectacle. This symbolises, on so many levels, the void that we have inhabited (and continue to).
Who on earth was this pawn employee who decided to do this; the delusions of Capitalist Realism writ large.
And who can guess what happened to this merged company two years down the line?