Friday Music


My youngest son showed me this video.

He has a promising openness to music: at age age he was going to bed and listening to Radiohead ‘Kid A’. Even now, if a CD goes missing, it is usually in his room.

Recently, however, he has developed a distressing addiction to Capital and can listen to a hyperactive DJ (are they still called that?) talk about ‘bangin’ choons’ and not see the irony, although I am working on it.

He likes songs and videos with a story and a message. He began to show me this a few days ago. At the beginning, I thought it was just Capital fodder and I half watched it. Then I was taken in: it is quite the most profound critique of a life built on products and an addiction to consumerism I have ever seen.

And no one is immune.