KID SHIRT

Sunday, August 12, 2007

ECSTATIC YOD SHOW ON MONDAY

Just in:

"Hey everyone, got a show at the YODSPACE tomorrow night. Come around 7:30, music will start around 8 and be over by midnight.

MON AUG 13

RELIGIOUS KNIVES (members of Double Leopards / Mouthus)
WOODS (Jeremy from Meneuguar / WWVV / Fuck It Tapes)
SON OF EARTH (Believers / Sapat)
STELLAR (Den Haag diplomat)

DONATIONS TO THE BANDS WILL BE REQUIRED (new sherrif in town.)
BYOB
8PM

ECSTATIC YOD
221 PINE ST #441
FLORENCE, MA
413 587 9400

Hugely touching and masterfully written obituary for Tony Wilson by Paul Morley in today's Observer. Unsurprisingly, Morley's writing only really ever comes alive these days when he's writing about that era. Still, lovely stuff.

Equally touched to read elsewhere that cash for Wilson's anti-cancer medication was paid for by, among others, members of Happy Mondays - a band who, I have to confess, I fucking loathed back in the day, and who were, ironically, a major factor in Factory Record's financial collapse. Anyway, got a kinda warm glow inside reading that.

FASHION VICTIMS

White slavers:



Interesting piece in the Times today about greedhead Top-Shop owner Philip Green (smug git on the left) using outsourced labour in Mauritius that were treated as little more than slaves. The work produced by dormitory-dwelling sweatshop workers included clothes for a line allegedly 'designed' by skrawny Cockney airhead Kate Moss (self-satisfied, inane-looking bitch on the right) for a fee of around £3mil. Actually, La Moss' 'work' consisted of standing in a shop window for 20 minutes, then getting bombed on champagne afterwards. Meanwhile Green's clothes empire makes (no exageration) around £3 mil a day. He's allegedly worth upwards of 3 and a half billion. Not exactly chump change.

Chinese workers who complained about their working conditions were allegedly tear-gassed by the local police.

When Green was confronted with these slavery accusations by a reporter, he told them that he'd punched the last journalist who'd tried to have this conversation with him. Green is currently avoiding the media backlash by holdaying on his £30 million luxury yacht, while Moss is partying in Ibiza w/ assorted cokehead mates like Sadie Frost. With friends like Frost, Bobby Gillespie, etc, who needs Pete Doherty, eh?

Philip Green likes to portray himself as a self-made "larger-than-life character". At Kid Shirt, we think he's a larger-than-life cunt, actually.

One sympathetic and obviously well-educated person responded to the story in the comments section of the Times blog, by saying: "Its called enterprize? (sic) Life isnt fair. but its worked for generations."

Yes, and I think you know what you can do too, knobhead.

GLOBAL REVOLUTION NOW!

Not entirely serious about the posting title, but: thanks to Rob for pointing this out to me.

Strike!

9/11, or 11/9 (11th September!) as we say in the UK. For what it's worth (bugger all, I would've thought!), I shall be withdrawing myself from the labour-pool on that day. More interesting, tho', is the idea of a consumerist strike, that you buy nothing on that date (apart from, maybe, forms of local micro-retail, such as a someone who, for example, grows vegetable produce locally, outside of the capitalist macro-structure. Farm-shops don't count LOL! 'cos they're often run by wealthy/down-from-the-city hobbyists LOL!):