I was browsing YouTube last night (or surfing YouTube, I don’t know what you kids call it nowadays) and found a rather interesting Noel Gallagher interview by some BBC journalist. It is not a new interview though, it was broadcasted in 2011.
Why is it interesting?
You can see a rockstar not being interviewed about rock music or pop culture, but about current affairs such as coalition government or social unrest and some of its reasons:
If you’re constantly bombarding young people with a lifestyle on 24-hour television that they can’t have, magazines for girls with £2,000.00 handbags and you know, X factor and all this kind of celebrity lifestyle which is frankly what all young people want, you’re constantly bombarding them with that and then give them no hope of ever getting it… you can’t expect them not to behave like animals, you know when they are kind of uneducated like animals. Noel Gallagher.
Later on the interview, Gallagher bluntly states:
If you don’t get people work and if you don’t educate them, society crumbles, the end, that’s it!
It isn’t bloody Marx or Bakunin, not even Mandela. These are the words of Noel Gallagher but might as well be the words of any middle-class individual with a fair understanding of how things currently work in the world, regardless of what politicians tell in vague demagogic speeches.
Anyway, it’s nice to know not all stars are empty-headed.
March 7th, 2014.