Cosmo signs to EMI and does a porn flick

October 31, 2010 by cosmoakacitizensmith

After several weeks tough negotiations, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and go corporate. The reasons for this are:

Actually, no. It’s all bullshit, but at least it got your attention!!!! Ha ha!!!!! And here’s why:

The UK is gearing up to the biggest attack on ordinary people since the bad old days of Thatcher. It’s all cuts, cuts, cuts! It’s not just going to affect those of us that work in the public sector, but those who rely on it for anything like health, social care, education, community facilities etc. It’s BAD!

I’ve been lucky to go around the UK this year and have seen the amazing response that activists have put in place to counter the threat. So for all y’awl sitting around in apathyville, get to f@ck. I’m loving these actions on Vodafone this weekend!! Hats off to those of you who pulled THAT off!!!

But there’s loads of other donkey work going on unseen by the mainstream, in workplaces and communities: anti-cuts groups, anti-fascist actions and lots more. Check out this too.

It’s a sad political fact that most people don’t wake up until hardship hits them in the face. After years of easy credit and living on the never-never, the rug is now pulled from under everyone’s feet. But there are campaigns and groups in place that will empower people to get active and fight back, dammit!!

It’s important to remember that it’s not just the UK where this is going on. We need to get the island mentality blinkers off. In France, there have been over 3 million people on the street and the government have caved in. In Greece, well…read all about it!

The point I’m trying to make is the old adage that “our resistance will be as transnational as capital.” All over the world, it’s ordinary people getting shafted by governments and corporations. We are one working class, and is this the kind of world we want to live in?

Didn’t think so. Anyway, see you after the next episode of X-Factor. And please don’t bother speaking to me when I’m a millionaire cos I won’t give a shit.

This tune goes out to Bloke, cos I miss him 😦 It’s by Flannel!!!!

Finally, one of the strangest collisions I’ve had recently was going up to Norwich whilst reading Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, critiquing the porno-isation of culture (e.g. lapdancing clubs, Playboy Bunnies on duvets), and then meeting the Something Else Tea Tent wenches, who were all set to do a topless calendar girl shoot for a breast cancer charity.

Well, not only did I end up playing at the photoshoot for the calendar, my music got used in the “Making of…” video. Big shout out to all the wenches, who had fun and were calling the shots and it was all in a good cause. And to GreyJay’s commentary. He is a legend.

But….is it cool to admit that I have a conflicted inner feminist? Does that mean I’m gay? Or does it mean, as Gail says, men like me just need a good spanking?

Ah, man. Jury’s still out. Enjoy the film:

(Over 18s only).

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