Monday, November 10, 2008

Bill Direen at the polls

Last Saturday was a bad day for those of us at the left end of the political spectrum, though I'm far from despairing - I think that the voters who swung toward National really only wanted Labour policies with John Key's smiling face attached, and I believe the new government will face a very rough ride if it responds to economic crisis with the sort of sadomasochistic Rogernomics-style practices that the rest of the world is busy rejecting.

There's nothing wrong with a bit of healthy chest-beating about last Saturday's vote, of course. Bill Direen has always been a man of the left, and he has produced an experimental video called 'Rosko Votes Right', which marries one of the more aggressive tracks from his forthcoming album Chrysanthemum Storm with a succession of images from polling day. Enjoy Bill's creation - it may be the only good thing National's election brings you...

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

bill appears to be ranting dementedly

11:42 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pssst, bootleg:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR7DXxbaDqQ

1:10 pm  
Blogger maps said...

'Appears' to be raving? Btw, Bill's drummer and Poertool Records boss Andrew Maitai is broadcasting now on Fleet FM (he's on til three o'clock):

http://www.fleetfm.co.nz/page/tunein

1:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS THAT POLTROON DIREEN GOING TO RESPOND TO POLITICAL DEFEAT BY GETTING THE HUFF AND GOING INTO EXILE IN PARIS LIKE HIS HERO THE LEGENDARY COWARD (HE WAS EVEN AFRIAD OF DOGS AKAIK! FFS!) JAMES JOYCE?

7:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. What a cool new big noise thing from Bill. It's so cool how he plays all the instruments on his albums himself (I have Human Kindness).

And as for that sad cynical fucker who just commented...

7:41 pm  
Blogger Richard Taylor said...

Good music from BD.

I think there is nothing to be concerned about as long as Key keeps English, Hyde and Douglas at arm's length...

Hyde looks like the evil Joker in Batman...

12:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kickin' like a chicken

1:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard: "I think there is nothing to be concerned about as long as Key keeps English, Hyde and Douglas at arm's length.."

Hollow laughs from Dr JeKeyll and Mr Hyde. The whole point of Key is that he is the puppet mask, the lure to bring in the votes, to hide the unpalatable asset-stripping plans.
Key is the new Lange. Even if he decides he wants a more substantive role, he is not likely to fare better than Lange.

Airihi

3:55 am  

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