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Nothing better to do

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, August 2nd, 2012 - 31 comments
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Man, this brighter future sure is sweet. In just four short years, all the country’s problems are solved and the Prime Minister has literally nothing left to do. For a lark, he spends his time playing DJ. Oh… wait.

There’s a #DJJohnKey hashtag on Twitter. The Greens inviting suggested songs for Key to play. Pretty funny suggestions coming through.

When Radiolive – whose parent company was bailed out by the Banks-Key government – last gave him an hour to DJ, the Electoral Commission said it broke the law.

The Police failed to prosecute, of course. “Lack of evidence”. Disturbingly similar line of reasoning to their failure to prosecute John Banks.

I wonder if DJ Key will take calls on the topic of why ministers and Prime Ministers are above the law in this brighter future.

31 comments on “Nothing better to do”

  1. gobsmacked 1

    Last time he said he couldn’t discuss politics, because of the election.

    This time there is no election, so he can discuss politics. So can his callers.

    Therefore, he won’t be taking any calls.

  2. shorts 2

    #DJJohnKey tag on twitter kicked off by the greens is most fun watching… well played team Green!

    • Carol 2.1

      Thanks for the tip, shorts. A sample:

      Grist Carrigafoyl @GristC 2m
      @GarethMP “Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste.” #DJJohnKey

      Katie @KatieHates 2m
      RT @greencatherine: The man who sold the world – Nirvana #DJJohnKey

      awkward orchid @awkward_orchid 1m
      #DJJohnKey Dead Kennedys – Kill the Poor

  3. ghostwhowalksnz 3

    #DJJohnKey

    The Electric Prunes- ‘Sold to the highest bidder’

    or ‘The King is in the Counting House’

  4. U2 have a song “disappearing ACT”.  How appropriate …

  5. Yep, there’s been a-tweeting for #DJJohnKey – here’s a playlist of greatest hits.

    Top ten:

    Talent is an Asset – Sparks
    Spinning wheel – Blood, Sweat & Tears
    The man who sold the world – Nirvana
    Olivia Newton-John Banks Of The Oh I Know
    Baby it’s a Rich Man’s World – Beatles
    Labour Pains – Sweatshop Union
    Right Back In The Water – Jesse McCartney
    Listen to us – HomeBrew
    Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
    Key to Love – John Mayall

  6. Chris 6

    Lying Eyes-The Eagles
    The Great Pretender-The Platters
    I’m Wild About Myself-Tiny Tim
    Way Down Upon the Swanee River-Stephen Foster (that’s where we all are)

    • mac1 6.1

      Hard Times-Stephen Foster.
      How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live.
      Hard Time Killing Floor Blues- Skip James
      I Don’t Want Your Millions, Mister.
      and finally, as farewell songs,
      Key to the Highway
      and
      So Long It’s Been Good to Know You.

    • rosy 6.2

      “(that’s where we all are)”
      Else while he’s around we’re all in Loserville – Big Country

  7. captain hook 7

    johnny Pissoff meets the red angel of death

  8. McFlock 8

    Just a Gigolo – David Lee Roth
     

  9. aj 9

    I couldn’t resist – from my 495 songs on iTunes these leap out…

    A momentary lapse of reason – Pink Floyd
    Who do you love – The Band
    Wasted years – Van Morrison
    Hey Mr DJ – Van Morrison
    I won’t back down – Tom Petty
    Dazed and confused – Zepplin
    Stealin – Uriah Heap
    Free Money – Patti Smith
    Help the poor – BB King
    Key to the highway – Junior Wells
    Jokerman – Dylan
    You get what you give – New Radicals
    Private investigation – Dire Straits
    Strong and wrong – Joni Mitchell
    Key to love – Gary Moore
    Stuck on stupid – Ronnie Baker Brooks
    Only fool in town – Gary Moore

    • tracey 9.1

      tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies – fleetwood mac, a band so great the pm left an environment conference to attend

  10. quartz 10

    Bad Politics – The Dead C

  11. bbfloyd 11

    Snake oil- ——Steve Earl…

  12. fender 12

    Mr. Damage……………………..The Angels
    Before Your Suffering……….8 Foot Sativa
    The Thrill Is Gone…………….B.B.King
    Crawling King Snake…………John Lee Hooker
    Trouble In Mind………………..Memphis Slim
    The Worm………………………..Audioslave
    The Curse…………………………Audioslave
    Dealing With The Devil……..Brownie McGhee
    Soul Suckin’ Jerk……………….Beck
    Hand Of Doom………………….Black Sabbath
    Sort It Out…………………………The Black Seeds
    Asleep At The Wheel………….The Bloodhound Gang
    It Ain’t Me Babe…………………Dylan
    Idiot Wind…………………………Dylan
    Beyond Here Lies Nothin’……Dylan
    You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere…….Dylan
    Nothing Was Delivered……….Dylan
    The Flyshit On The Ceiling….Chris Knox
    Half Man Half Mole……………Chris Knox
    Jesus I Was Evil…………………Darcy Clay
    Promises Promises……………..Die Die Die
    New Face In Hell……………….The Fall

    ……where to stop(?)

    • fender 12.1

      Under The Illusion…………….Dimmer
      Whatever I Do Is Right……….The Clean
      Chumpy…………………………….The Clean
      Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul……Hank Williams
      Simple Man…………………Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Mr. Banker…………………Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Seek And Destroy…………Metallica
      Stone Cold Crazy………..Metallica
      Conduit For Sale………..Pavement
      Around The Bend……….Pearl Jam
      Loudmouth……………..The Ramones
      The Flat Foot Floogie…..Louis Armstrong

  13. xtasy 13

    Nothing to say, nothing to hide!

  14. xtasy 14

    So let us get down to business!

    Fair enough, so you think, by expressing your preferences for some past music, you have got it sorted re what the future will hold? I think you STINK and are IDIOTS!

    Wake up and get to learn tha t you will likely face the hard line of survival soon.

    Eating where uless ou have a place to go, sleeping where you feel there is a chnace to, do you have food, kids and orth? Realise the challenge!

    • Colonial Viper 14.1

      If you don’t understand social spirit, the importance of informal community networking and the classic means of keeping up personal and group morale, and want to relate in a way which alienates everyone nearby, then you’re the one who is fucked in the times ahead. Not us.

    • fender 14.2

      That comes across like the smug rant of a wealthy prick who thinks cos he’s got his bunker and provisions sorted he won’t need anybody else to survive, and anyway they’re just idiots who stink. Like CV points out there is safety in numbers and getting along with the community will be important.

      • xtasy 14.2.1

        “That comes across like the smug rant of a wealthy prick who thinks cos he’s got his bunker and provisions sorted he won’t need anybody else to survive”
        Ha, I have never been rich, am rather at the bottom of the ladder re income or owning anything, so snub your nose at someone else! I am just trying to create a bit of “shaking” and “shocking”, so that maybe some wake up.
        Many posting here are in secure jubs and just “armchair socialist”, choosing to indulge in a bit of pasttime discussion about topics, but in many cases I suspect are “too busy” anyway to go to any protest or picket.
        I an not interested in “getting on” with a community that is somewhat ignorant and pre occupied with petty matters. Then I’d rather be a lone fighter.
        Anyway, enjoy the rest of your day and night.

        • xtasy 14.2.1.1

          Anyway, apologies for my “rant”, I sometimes get annoyed too easily when I see something I consider somewhat trivial.

    • mac1 14.3

      “Hearts starve as well as bodies
      Give us bread, but give us roses.”

  15. LynW 15

    While these are hard times and we are facing serious issues, actually xtasy, a little humour, fun and wit sure helps in times of strife. I appreciated the light relief. Very impressive selection actually.

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