This makes a change: someone singing about smoking. Smoking on airplanes.
Iggy Pop, to be precise. “Only a vengeful god does not allow smoking on the airplane.”
I came across it on the Free Republic. So I guess some freepers like it.
And Iggy Pop is 71. And still performing, not sure if quite as energetically as he used to.
The combined age of the Rolling Stones is 293. And they’ve just started a new tour. It was in London a few days ago.
I saw them in Hyde Park in London, days after Brian Jones had died.
Or rather I didn’t see them, because the stage was facing away from where I was, on a rowing boat in the Serpentine.
Amazing that the band is still touring, 50 years on. And still pulling in crowds.
The current tour is called No Filter. That could be a cigarette allusion too, though I think Keef is the only one who still smokes these days.
I’m surprised so few people sing about smoking and smoking bans. Isn’t that something to rebel against? Isn’t that something worth rebelling against? I think it is. And that’s why I’m rebelling against it. I’ve never seen anything else so worth rebelling against as smoking bans.
Iggy Pop’s Bells & Circles is really a piece of nostalgia, about the good old days when you could smoke on airplanes.
But at least he’s singing about it. At least it’s swum into his consciousness. So few people ever mention it, that I sometimes wonder if any of them have even noticed all the bans and restrictions being laid on them.
Perhaps they can’t put it into words. Perhaps it takes a while to put things into words.
Speaking of restrictions, I see that the Italian President has blocked the new populist government that Italians have just elected from taking office.
I guess he knows better what’s good for Italians than they do.
This is probably how the EU plans on stopping any country escaping from its clutches. They’ll use their friends in high places. Or they’ll use the courts. Or maybe the new EU army they want to create.
There’s an explosion coming.