Part of the Weekend Never Dies

SONAR Electronic Music Festival 2014.

Tony Wilson: And tonight something equally epoch-making is taking place. See? They’re applauding the DJ. Not the music, not the musician, not the creator, but the medium. This is it. The birth of rave culture. The beatification of the beat. The dance age. This is the moment when even the white man starts dancing. Welcome to Manchester.

(24 Hour Party People)

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It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove.

King Felipe VI coronation day.

Roger: Here’s a joke, boy. One day this man walks out of his house to go to work. He sees this snail on his porch. So he picks it up and chucks it over his roof, into the back yard. Snail bounces off a rock, cracks its shell all to shit, and lands in the grass. Snail lies there dying. But it doesn’t die. It eats some grass. Slowly heals. Grows a new shell. And after a while it can crawl again. One day the snail up and heads back to the front of the house. Finally, after a year, the little guy crawls back on the porch. Right then, the man walks out to go to work and sees this snail again. So he says to it, ‘What the fuck’s your problem?’

Jake Hoyt: That’s messed up. That wasn’t funny.

Alonzo Harris: Then why are you cackling like a jackal?

Jake Hoyt: I dunno.

Roger: Figure that joke out and you’ll figure the streets out.

(Training Day)

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Living like this is a full-time business.

SONAR Electronic Music Festival 2014.

“Moonlight knew no colors and traced the contours of the terrain only very softly. It covered the land a dirty gray, strangling life all night long. This world molded in lead, where nothing moved but the wind that fell sometimes like a shadow over the gray forests, and where nothing lived but the scent of the naked earth, was the only world he accepted, for it was much like the world of his soul.”

(Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer)

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By morning, you’ll be gone.

SONAR Electronic Music Festival 2014.

Clementine: This is it, Joel. It’s going to be gone soon.
Joel: I know.
Clementine: What do we do?
Joel: Enjoy it.

(Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind)

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In the end, everything is a gag.

SONAR Electronic Music Festival 2014.

SONAR Electronic Music Festival 2014.

Reporter: Jude! One word for your fans?

Jude: Astronaut.

(I’m not there)

PS: British band Rudimental and its fans during a concert in Sónar Barcelona. The West London quartet is formed of no less than 12 musicians, MC’s, organs, synthesizers, guitars, percussion and MPCs. Barcelona, Saturday 14th June.

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I was a battleground of fear and curiosity.

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For that moment I touched an emotion beyond the common range of men, yet one the poor brutes we dominate know only too well. I felt as a rabbit might feel returning to his burrow, and suddenly confronted by the work of a dozen busy navies digging the foundations of a house. I felt the first inkling of a thing that presently grew quite clear in my mind, that oppressed me for many days, a sense of dethronement, a persuasion that I was no longer master, but an animal among animals; under the Martian heel.

(H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds)

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You met me at a very strange time in my life.

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Tyler Durden: This is your pain. This is your burning hand. It’s right here. Look at it.
Narrator: I’m going to my cave. I’m going to my cave and I’m going to find my power animal.
Tyler Durden: No! Don’t deal with this the way those dead people do. Deal with it the way a living person does.

(Fight Club)

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A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

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“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

(Tyler Durden, Fight Club)

PD: An anti-coup demonstrator asks other protesters to avoid confrontation with soldiers at Victory Monument. Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May. 25, 2014.

© Biel Calderon – 2014.

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Why should we do a story about you?

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Private Eightball: Personally, I think, uh… they don’t really want to be involved in this war. You know, I mean… they sort of took away our freedom and gave it to the, to the gookers, you know. But they don’t want it. They’d rather be alive than free, I guess. Poor dumb bastards.”

(Full Metal Jacket)

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All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Anti government protests in Bangkok.

“Is it not crystal clear, then, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings? Only get rid of Man, and the produce of our labour would be our own. Almost overnight we could become rich and free. What then must we do? Why, work night and day, body and soul, for the overthrow of the human race! That is my message to you, comrades: Rebellion!”

(Animal Farm, George Orwell)

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