Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Thursday music link
I took the boy to the Imperial War Museum a while ago for a trip (overall a very good museum, although a couple of the wall captions take a very hawkish view of the strategic bombing campaign, although don't try getting an eight-year-old interested in this). While there, I came up with an idea for a new exhibition for them: "Peterloo to Amritsar: The British Army In Action Against Unarmed Demonstrators, 1819-1920". Back in the mists of time, I noted this strange blind spot on the part of George Orwell, who in his essay on Kipling accused the English of having a "one-eyed pacifism" when it came to "making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep", when the facts were that for more or less Kipling's entire life the British Army had been used as an instrument of aggression abroad and repression at home.
20 Seconds To Comply. Mental. I am a real sucker for those Bomb Squad productions. There's definitely a branch of alternate history which breaks off in 1990, when alt-Metallica choose Hank Shocklee instead of Bob Rock to produce the black album and I think heavy metal would have been much better for it.
 I stretched the dates in order to get Croke Park in there too.
 It absolutely could have happened, via the Rick Rubin connection, although frankly the Anthrax/Public Enemy collaboration shows that this could have gone wrong and it's probably best to follow Doctor Who's advice about meddling in the past. We might have got another chance if The Cult had followed "Electric" with a Bomb Squad album, thus changing the course of Goth - in this case, whatever else happened we would have been saved Sonic Temple.
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