A wonderful vision for us to feed on in these dark days!
Ian Dury is wonderful. He was a genius. I loved his poetry and philosophy even though he was meant to have been a cantankerous bastard.
I think this song really captures the dreams of an idealist. They all think I’m mad too. There’s almost a defeatist, listen to the band on the Titanic – it’s going to go down anyway. There’s nothing you can do. Might as well just have a good time and forget that the tycoons are strip-mining the wildernesses and chopping down the jungles, and slaughtering the animals, while the religious fanatics think that god will save the day or it doesn’t matter we’re all going to paradise.
I don’t believe that rubbish.
I’m looking out from the bows and pointing at the ice-berg. We can steer round it! It doesn’t have to end in disaster!
The answers to the world’s problems are all simple. There is…
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