Q: When Is A Serial Killer Not A Serial Killer?

A: When they kill using the force of the British state.

The news today has been chock-full of lurid details of the suicide of Dr. Harold Shipman. Newscasters have been putting on their stock “shocked and horrified” voice when talking about the murders he committed.

How many people did Dr. Shipman kill? Well, he was jailed for 15 murders but it’s been claimed he killed up to 250.

Even if it was 250, this is chicken feed compared to the tens of thousands that Tony Blair has murdered. He sent his minions to do the killing, of course, but he still has his victims’ blood dripping from his expensive suit.

Like I’ve said before, Shipman, West, Sutcliffe et al are mere beginners at butchery compared to Tony Blair.

Kill one person and you’re a monster, a ravenous beast.

Kill thousands and you’re a great leader.

Well done, Tony. I’m sure in the future you’ll be knighted for the efficiency with which you exterminated innocent civilians.

Bless Playlist 12/1/2004

I’m a perverse bleeder.

I had a far better time DJing last night, partially cos the early January crash has kicked in and the Bless was much emptier than the past few weeks. Therefore fewer requests, therefore I could play far more new stuff than usual (and old stuff that I’ve never played before).

Of course, there’s no point DJing to an empty pub but it wasn’t empty last night, just pleasantly chilled. That also enabled me to play quieter tracks like Sebadoh’s ‘On Fire’ and American Analog Set. I felt fired up again and even with a reduced audience, I had people coming up asking for tracks or thanking me for playing a song.

Top new track tonight was the Deadstring Brothers. I’m sure they’re due major commercial success. Top old track was the Bugsy Malone closer by the genius that is Paul Williams.

Youse hoird:

Stereolab – Ping Pong
Jurassic 5 – Monkey Bars
The Fucking Champs – Never Enough Neck
Le Tigre – Hot Topic
Swayzak – Don’t Quit Please
Mc Paul Barman – Housemate Troubles
American Analog Set – Hard To Find
Grand Theft Auto – Petstuffers
Deerhoof – Rabbit Dog Needs Food Right Away
Shins – Kissing The Lipless
Peaches – Set It Off
Method Man Redman – Blackout
Adequate 7 – No Space
Sebadoh – On Fire
Herbie Hancock – Bring Down The Birds
Imitation Electric Piano – Theme For An Imitation Electric Piano
Gang Of Four – I Found That Essence Rare
Sleater-Kinney – Step Aside
Reks – Crush You
The Pogues – Sally Maclennane
Far – Bury White
Gotan Project – Epoca
At The Drive In – Pattern Against User
Mad Caddies – Villains
Dean Martin – Hey Mambo
Ice Cube – A Bird In The Hand
Pantera – Fucking Hostile
Jega – Recursion
Pennywise – Broken
Steely Dan – Peg
Cap’n Jazz – Soria
Ladybug Transistor – Splendor In The Grass
Capsule – Riche Et Belle
Black Flag – Wasted
Fantomas – Vendetta
The Weakerthans – A New Name For Everything
Digable Planets – La Femme Fetal
Anthony Newley – Bee-Bom
Trail Of Dead – Relative Ways
Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak
Beachbuggy – Kickin’ Back
Sam Browne – Yes Yes (My Baby Said Yes Yes)
Deadstring Brothers – Entitled
The Lemonheads – Hospital
Paul Williams – You Give A Little Love
Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine