The days are long, the school is empty, and there I am, stuck in the office at recess with nothing to do but keep up with Covid-19 announcements and post after post where people lose their shit about a lack of face masks when it’s been made more than clear that you don’t need one unless you are working in a trade that already or requires them, or you actually have the damned thing already. If you’re a normal, healthy person, you don’t need one. Stop wearing them around the shops. You just look like a panicky git.
Anyway, I made a meme.
Every day for 26 days, I’m picking a band from my playlist to help you cope with being locked up in your living room with only your family, pets, 86000 TV channels, your DVD and CD collections, books, magazines, porn, the internet, your liquor cabinet, and your fridge for company.
Today is the fourth day of your existential nightmare, so what better band to accompany thoughts of death and the destruction of all you thought society stood for than the apotheosis of alternative punk social commentary thoughtmongering, the Dead Kennedys? My choice for today: a song as relevant today as it was when it appeared on my favourite DK album, Frankenchrist way back in 1985. This is Stars and Stripes of Corruption.
Consider the landscape created by the Orange Humgruffin, and the Australia you’ve let Scum the Crime Minister build for himself and his mining company friends, and try to enjoy.
If you’ve missed the party so far, here’s what you can catch up on:
A is for the Angels
B is for the Butthole Surfers
C is for The Cat Empire