Wednesday, June 18, 2008

anarchy in the uk

for queen and monkey

This morning on returning from walking my kids to school, I noticed some mysterious activity had recently taken place in my bank account. The available funds just didn't add up.

Now, before I gamely begin pointing the finger at some faceless Ukranian or Ugandan with an internet hobby, let me just direct you to this piece of last year's news. I have filed my own personal letter of apoplogy from government offices regarding the "inconvenience and worries" caused by a negligent civil servant losing 25 million child benefit records in the mail ; including all "secure" database bank account details.

That's every single household in the UK with a child under sixteen.

That's a lot of potential election votes.

I'm certainly not suggesting this is undoubtably the cause of my unexplained deficit. God knows it wouldn't be the first time I've whipped myself into a panic over amnesiac financial transactions. But it is certainly both curious and ironic that the Prime Minister ultimately responsible for the village idiot actions of an entire country's civil service was formerly Chancellor Of The Exchequer.

Thanks, Gordon. For the inconvenience and worry.

THE KINKS: APEMAN (DEMO) from "Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part 1" LP/CD reissue (PYE) 1970 (UK)

SEX PISTOLS: DID YOU NO WRONG from "God Save The Queen b/w Did You No Wrong" 45 (Virgin) 1977 (UK)


JustFrankie said...

I hadn't heard Apeman in about 20 years. I downloaded it about a month ago. Now it's in my top 25 most played on the ipod. Strange that it's appearing on radio here lately and on your blog. Hope you don't mind me putting your link in my blogroll. Great stuff.

ib said...

Hey - no sweat, blackfrank06. That's cool you enjoyed this version of "Apeman" ; it's a bit rougher round the edges than the original 45 release.

I'ved added your blog to the sidecar links. Glad to reciprocate.