Jarvis Cocker: Running The World
Jarvis is back, singing for the kids and sticking it to the G8
Of course this is not Jarvis’ first extra-curricular outing (check out Relaxed Muscle now if you haven’t already), nor is it by any means the first anti-Bush sentiment. But forget Green Day, Neil Young and REM and don’t even mention misery guts Bob ‘I’m so outraged I turn sympathisers off the issue’ Geldof. No-one has epitomised the current worldwide feeling of helplessness and resentment in such a concise and beautifully-weary way. This has to be right up there with ‘Give Peace A Chance’, or at least Paul Hardcastle’s ‘19’. Just listen to the likes of: “Well did you hear there’s a natural order?/Those most deserving will end up with the most/That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top/But I say ‘Shit floats’”.
Then get all outraged over world poverty while feeling guilty about using a Rupert Murdoch-owned networking site and blog about it for your 63million uninterested third degree ‘friends’.
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