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Return of the Knave
Drink It Black
Tuesday, 28 October 2003
Now that Jello's back in town
I've never really understood spoken word. I know not everything should be turned into comedy, as my blogging style attests. And I am sure too that there should be at least an attempt to entertain rather than to harangue. I suppose the structure of song, screenplay and vignette quell the directness of the message. I'm just not sure that paying someone forty dollars to tell you stuff for three hours is all that good a deal.

The paining thing for me, being sympathetic to Biafra's position, is that it is those early Dead Kennedys songs that I remain so enthused about. More, Holiday In Cambodia is my favourite single. So the fact that JB is out on his own and the kid from The Courtship of Eddie's Father is singing his material is all a bit confronting. It makes all those old accusations about the DK's being cartoon punk take on resonance. I don't begrudge the others for wanting to preserve the franchise but it's a bit surreal for my liking. And that's saying something.

"Jane Fonda on the screen today/Convinced the liberals it's okay"

Posted by berko_wills at 11:28 PM EADT
Updated: Tuesday, 28 October 2003 11:47 PM EADT
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Tuesday, 11 November 2003 - 5:49 PM EADT

Name: ella

now i'm back. i managed to see a real connection between fort da and me being Velveeta. Do you have that there? Velveeta?

Anyway. I believe that everything IS a comedy, and we are the little actors, and god, or whoever is watching reruns of I Love Lucy because he can't bear to see the way this little comedy called "earth and the people on it" has turned out. So who can blame him for watching reruns of I Love Lucy?

Anyhoooo - I loved the Courtship of Eddie's Father. I LOVED the theme song!!!

People let me tell you 'bout my beeeeeest friend...

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