March 29, 2012

Cartels, Page 27 + 28 + 29.

Everything is broken.


Good people are victims.

Bad people are heroes.

Dumb is a virtue. Food is poison.

Corruption is a national past time.

Rapists rape. The poor are left to rot. Religion is business. No one is safe and everyone thinks it's funny.

Why is the world allowed to be this way?

Why doesn't anyone do anything?

Why don't we fight back? Why is it like this?

Why did it happen?

And then it hit me.

It doesn't matter why.

'Why' is the cloud. The redirect. The shell game.

'Why' is the bullshit.

'Why' makes you feel better for just thinking the question.

The question is: what am I going to do about it?

I'm going to stop it.

All of it.

But the thing of it is: you're going to help me.

Posted by dean at 02:28 AM

March 25, 2012

Big Job Doom Thing, Page 138.

It's said that in every band, there's at least one member who is 'the plumber', the one who looks like he's moonlighting and may be called away from behind his drum-kit at the Wembley Arena at any minute to unblock a sink or bleed a noisy radiator. There are also a few bands who consist almost entirely of plumbers, but whatever you say about Carter, you couldn't accuse us of that.

Posted by dean at 01:42 AM

March 21, 2012

Big Job Doom Thing, Page 124.

Being hated isn't that cool after all. I went to see Depeche Mode and The Sisters Of Mercy at Crystal Palace Sports Centre that year and, as I walked through the crowd during the day, about ten different Sisters Of Mercy fans swore at me and told me Carter were shit. The funny thing is that I once met Sisters Of Mercy singer Andrew Eldritch at a Carter gig in Hamburg where he told me he thought we were the best band in the world.

Posted by dean at 01:01 AM

March 18, 2012

En Poll, Page 19.

The people of the limits.

Posted by dean at 02:08 AM

March 16, 2012

Big Job Doom Thing, Page 94.

These days, everybody already knows the answers to the pop questions. Everyone knows how playing live is better than recording, because of the immediate connection between artist and audience. We all know that since the first album, the band have matured and how there are a lot of different flavours and musical styles -- including rock, pop, ballads, and R&B -- on the new record. And we're all surely aware by now that, in spite of the fact there's a greatest hits album coming out next week, the band are stronger than ever. They're like brothers or sisters and, in spite of all the nonsense in the media, they have absolutely no intention of splitting up (just before they split up).

Posted by dean at 04:01 AM

March 11, 2012

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Posted by dean at 01:42 AM

March 04, 2012

Soak Bet Fetish, Page 70.

A certain uneasy melancholy.

Posted by dean at 12:31 AM