REBELLION

 
 
 
Rebellion
REBELLION

John explains why he wore pins on his leather jacket | Lilou doesn’t care | John wants rebellion | Lilou still doesn’t care.

John: Motörhead, Aleister Crowley and the Playboy bunny. What do they have in common, other than that they appeared on my jacket a year ago?

Lilou: Hedonism?

John: That’s a good suggestion.

Lilou: What did they represent to you?

John: Now you got me thinking. Motörhead is the best rock band ever since they invented electric guitars: amazing lyrics, fantastic vocals, great sound. They were walking their own way, not trying to blend in, and they weren’t afraid to deal with tragedy, loss, hate, fear, anger, and raw energy. There was nothing artificial about them. Aleister Crowley upset everyone with his weird sense for provocation, and I sense the same uncanny energy from him. The Playboy bunny upsets people too, and it represents raw energy in a different way. I think they all represent me in different ways. I have always hated that dull middle class mentality that I grew up with. I know it’s good for the economy, but it’s stressing me out. I guess it comes down to rebellion. Does it make any sense?

Lilou: You lost me at great sound, dear. Sorry.

John: Johnny doing the introspective monologue again?

Lilou: I used to love those monologues, nowadays I tend to think “get to the point”.

John: Right. Now I can just as well continue for a while.

Lilou: I’ll read it when you’re done dear. I’m about to finish editing a picture here.

John: Ok. I just keep going.

Lilou: You do that, hon!

John: Ok. Where was I?

Lilou: Something about great sound. Or was it Crowley?

John: No, it was rebellion.

Lilou: Ah, rebellion, right. You’re doing great dear.

John: You’re so sweet. Anyway, I was talking about rebellion. To myself. Nobody listening. Ok.

Lilou: I can hear that.

John: Yeah. Anyway. All three things represent stuff that revolt against mainstream. Listening to Green Day, reading Noam Chomsky and drinking coffee at Starbucks isn’t revolutionary. It’s collaboration with the powers that be. I hate that kind of virtue signaling stuff. That’s why I used to like Blackie Lawless and Venom. Am I still boring?

Lilou: Oh, did you hear me sigh, dear?

John: It’s just that I get into a kind of Guy Fawkes mode and want to blow things up.

Lilou: Don’t you think I know that after 11 years together?

 

John explains why he wore pins on his leather jacket | Lilou doesn’t care | John wants rebellion | Lilou still doesn’t care.

John: Motörhead, Aleister Crowley and the Playboy bunny. What do they have in common, other than that they appeared on my jacket a year ago?

Lilou: Hedonism?

John: That’s a good suggestion.

Lilou: What did they represent to you?

John: Now you got me thinking. Motörhead is the best rock band ever since they invented electric guitars: amazing lyrics, fantastic vocals, great sound. They were walking their own way, not trying to blend in, and they weren’t afraid to deal with tragedy, loss, hate, fear, anger, and raw energy. There was nothing artificial about them. Aleister Crowley upset everyone with his weird sense for provocation, and I sense the same uncanny energy from him. The Playboy bunny upsets people too, and it represents raw energy in a different way. I think they all represent me in different ways. I have always hated that dull middle class mentality that I grew up with. I know it’s good for the economy, but it’s stressing me out. I guess it comes down to rebellion. Does it make any sense?

Lilou: You lost me at great sound, dear. Sorry.

John: Johnny doing the introspective monologue again?

Lilou: I used to love those monologues, nowadays I tend to think “get to the point”.

John: Right. Now I can just as well continue for a while.

Lilou: I’ll read it when you’re done dear. I’m about to finish editing a picture here.

John: Ok. I just keep going.

Lilou: You do that, hon!

John: Ok. Where was I?

Lilou: Something about great sound. Or was it Crowley?

John: No, it was rebellion.

Lilou: Ah, rebellion, right. You’re doing great dear.

John: You’re so sweet. Anyway, I was talking about rebellion. To myself. Nobody listening. Ok.

Lilou: I can hear that.

John: Yeah. Anyway. All three things represent stuff that revolt against mainstream. Listening to Green Day, reading Noam Chomsky and drinking coffee at Starbucks isn’t revolutionary. It’s collaboration with the powers that be. I hate that kind of virtue signaling stuff. That’s why I used to like Blackie Lawless and Venom. Am I still boring?

Lilou: Oh, did you hear me sigh, dear?

John: It’s just that I get into a kind of Guy Fawkes mode and want to blow things up.

Lilou: Don’t you think I know that after 11 years together?