I am flying back to Tokyo overnight after five days in Australia giving a keynote speech and one DJ slot. By default setting, I managed to go from being a relatively unknown retired British rock'n'roll manager to some kind of enfant terrible and straight on to Australia's front pages. All in five days. I am told I trended on twitter worldwide which was funny as most people thought I had died, and others just wished I had.
My crime? I laughed at Sony's Enfield warehouse burning down when people were rioting. I thought it was funny then and still do now. It was during the Q&A at the conference I said I thought it was funny - all I did was tell the truth. All that sh*t music burned into the ether - why wouldn't I laugh?
I actually walked away from music four years ago so I was unaware PIAS (an indie) had any offices or records stored there. I have no issue with PIAS but I do however hate Sony - it's personal. So there is no apology and there is no retraction. In a 30 minute speech in Brisbane, this was a ten second comment. The British PC media had a field day that evening on that 10 second statement and as I said, my name trended on Twitter from language to language worldwide which was interesting watching it.
I now realise you don't need a police force to police you when you have liberals doing the job for them. To be clear, I am talking about people who work at the Guardian and the BBC specifically.
The Australian media to be fair are cool. They got how ridiculous it was that the British PC media had blown it up out of nothing. Me personally? I liked it. All that Twitter attention has now doubled my price for speaking engagements, so my agent has informed me, so I thank the PC police for upping my future fees .
It also shows how the world is so small through technology. A story can be massive and yet still burn out by the time I am on another plane to Tokyo two days later. It seems it was Morrissey's turn last month to be demonised and mine this month - who will the PC police turn on next?
All I can say is my ''crime'' didn't include criticism of people's sexuality, race or religion. I just thought a load of shit music getting destroyed was doing the world a favour! So there is no apology and there is no retraction. In truth, Sony and PIAS will be insured for every single unit at cost and so will get their money back on a load of CDs which were never going to sell anyway! It is all wet liberal bullshit basically. Anyway that was Australia...
Here are some thoughts:
LIFE IS A GAME, SO PLAY IT!!!!
CASUAL CURSES ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE.
THE WORLD IS RANDOM AND CHAOS WHEN IT REIGNS IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER NEED TO KNOW IS ALREADY IN BOOKS. IF YOU'RE BRIGHT, FIND THEM.