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Watch: The Happy Mondays – WFL

I was listening to the Happy Mondays the other day and was struck by the thought that WFL (which I’d believed to be a kind of hedonistic bragging – “I ordered a line / you formed a queue,” etc) might actually be a dialog between the crassly capitalist and their others (“Is there nothing else you can do?” / “Well not much, I’ve not been trained”). Possible material for the theory of proletarian resentment?


  1. Owen, 2:09 pm, August 28, 2007

    Maybe! The ‘you used to tell the truth but now you’re clever line is apposite.

  2. voyou, 9:35 pm, August 29, 2007

    “I don’t read / I just guess” has some potential, too.

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