:: Thursday, May 27, 2004
LIVING IN THE DARK AGES
(cue the song, "GHOST TOWN" by the "SPECIALS")
so, it's just past 5:30 in Rundle Mall on a Thursday evening, cold, dark and overcast and all the shops are closed.. the lights are on, but NOBODY's HOME.. yup these dopey medieval shopping hours really shit me.. I mean, maybe it's just me and my rather "unconventional" sleeping habits.. sleep most the day, awake most the night.. (coz hey, as an artist I think better at night - less worldy distraction) but it's like my personal preferences put me at direct ODDS with the entire establishment..
really, this city ain't built for people who dont follow the 9 to 5 norm.. if you're not a button pushing wage slave with a morgage, a family and a car.. you might as well be a space alien.. our way or the highway (straight to melbourne in a lot of cases) damn sometimes this dopey Adelaide conservatism makes me wanna start a lunatic people's revolution or somethin'.. aren't we living in a democracy? HELLO CHOICE!!?? FREE WILL?? DECENT FUCKING SHOPPING HOURS!!?? hey.. where did everyone go?
we live in a capital city of 1 million, yet with shit like this we behave like it's just one big suburban sprawl in the middle of nowhere where everyone looks the same, lives the same, thinks the same, one GIANT herd of sheep.. BAAaAaAaAaAa.. all the shops close at 5:30PM, all the buses stop running at midnight.. shut down all the music venues, silence the city so everyone can wake up early to GET TO THE SHOPS!! dammit.. and don't get me started about the banks.. closing at 4PM.. WTF!!??
YAAA YAAA.. living in a ghost town..
:: Spoz 7:18 PM |