Big Man, Pig Man

Now I don’t normally like negative politics stuff – but. I was listening to my songs on shuffle the other day and a classic Pink Floyd one came up.

Now – don’t these lyrics and image just belong to each other?


Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are

You well-heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are

And when your hand is on your heart

You’re nearly a good laugh

Almost a joker

With your head down in the pig bin

Saying “keep on digging”

Pig stain on your fat chin

What do you hope to find?

When you’re down in the pig mine

You’re nearly a laugh

You’re nearly a laugh

But you’re really a cry.

The Lost Art of Listening – to Albums

Pink Floyd had a good point when resisting the demands to release their albums digitally. They argued that their music was written to be listened to as a whole – that their songs melded into one another and were not distinct entities.

I am very guilty of that. I hop in the car, switch on my phone and stick it on shuffle* – I enjoy being surprised and not knowing what the next song will be. And as I have a wide and eclectic taste in music it can jump from one genre to the next with some startling contrasts.

However, I have become guilty of only listening to music in this way. I need to sit down, relax, and make the time to listen to a whole album in order the way it was meant to be.

Pink Floyd’s Animals is a good candidate to start with. So I am off to redress the balance.

* (when I am not listening to Audio Books these days).

Welcome to the Machine!

So it seems today that our Government some other governments have quietly, secretly, without our consent or consultation sign the Trans Pacific Partnership.

One of its aims if to make it a crime to report corporate wrong doing through a computer system!

What the actual fuck!

It’s now a crime to report on a crime if it’s committed by a big company!

Welcome to the machine people! Bend over and prepare to be rogered good because there’s damn all you can do about it!

I think this just shows who rules the world now.

And it gets worse – quote from an independent article.

Others require that online content providers — such as YouTube and Facebook — must take down content if they receive just one complaint, as they are in the US. That will be harmful for startups looking to build such businesses since they’ll be required to have the resources to respond to every complaint, experts have pointed out.

So if one of those large corporations doesn’t like my rant about this then they could force WordPress to take it down!

Welcome to free speech! Enjoy it while it lasts!

Welcome to the Machine!