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quantumofire


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Posted Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 11:27pm Post subject: BEER - a conversation

BEER

I told him it was only a movie and he kept asking me

What’s it about?

It’s about your addiction - Beer

I love my beer.

That’s what it’s all about isn’t it

Today it’s all different for the kids

It depends what sort of kid you are.

Poor kids, rich kids.

Today the drugs are cheaper.

To go to a club dance all night just drink the WATER.

Beer

Doesn’t matter really does it

He looked at me

Doesn’t matter

Cause it matters.

It’s a drug

Everything’s a drug

Coffee is a drug

Everything’s a drug.

A cliché.

Everything’s a cliché

Yeah.

What it is? Everything is recycled and used again.

So, you made a film about making a film

Didn’t you?

Well that’s not real - is it?

A film shouldn’t be about a film

And I say

Why not?

You don’t see beer as being anything else but beer

You don’t see a film as being anything else but a film.

And then I dropped myself in it

I said

Sometimes you have to look in from outside the box

And he said

What the fuck

Where did you get that from?

It’s all that corporate bullshit

Well that’s what its all about isn’t it

That’s what you buy you buy the image - buy the look

You buy everything and nothing means anything, does it?

What do you mean?

Well, everything becomes a commodity you buy you sell…

Beer?

Beer to me is more than just something I buy

Beer is part of my life

Then I rest my case

No, wait a minute

What’s this box stuff?

It’s about trying to understand things

You see there is two ways you see things

From the inside and

The outside

You can be a part of something, experience that thing

Or stand outside and watch it being experienced

Either way its two different things

You can be stoned in a group of people who are also stoned

Or you could be in a group of people and the one who’s not stoned.

You’re part of a crowd, but you don’t belong

It's all about belonging

Well, yeah

You go out with your mates

YOUR mates

You have a beer

Everybody else has a beer

You have a good laugh

Talk about birds

Talk about football

Talk about snooker

You go out with you mates

You play snooker play pool

You know what I’m saying

All the things you do

So unless you do all those things you can’t be part of the crowd?

Unless you belong to a group

But it’s not that simple

It’s like you want to be a punk a mod a skinhead

That’s a way of life

An attitude

The way you think

It’s nothing to do with wanting to be a part of a certain thing

It’s a certain way you think

It’s the same when you have your beer

You all sit down

Talk about football, and birds

And all the shit.

It’s that state of mind

You disagree?

Yes, you disagree.

You like this tune or you don’t

You like that or you don’t like that

But at the end of the day that’s the root of it

So what’s it all mean?

That you have to belong

And in order to belong

You have to be in that state of mind?

Yeah beer

You have to have that beer

You can’t have a vodka or a Bacardi?

Well, no.

When you go to a club

To enjoy that music you have to have the drugs

It’s always been that way

And you always go on chasing it

Yeah

Do you want a beer?

I ask

Yeah

Do you want one?

He asks

Don’t drink beer

DON’T DRINK BEER

Why not?

Because I don’t belong

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Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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tito


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Posted Mon Jan 4th, 2010 5:39pm Post subject: BEER - a conversation

I like this Beastie. Beer's what it's all about for a lot of people. I'm not one of them and I don't belong.


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quantumofire


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Posted Mon Jan 4th, 2010 11:43pm Post subject: BEER - a conversation

Thank you Tito.

I find a lot of people stay as part of a crowd because they want to belong, or they grew up as part of that scene and are afraid of going any further. It seems as if it's the only thing that gives them an identity.

I feel it's better not to belong, if belonging means that you have to hide or compromise a part of yourself. I wonder if that's why there are so many people who have problems with alcohol. They want to belong, and they use alcohol to smother part of their true selves.

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Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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tito


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Posted Sat Jan 9th, 2010 2:05pm Post subject: BEER - a conversation

This is what I think too. It's one of the reasons I don't like socialising much, it all revolves around drinking, which I don't do.

It bores me rigid now even to be around people getting drunk.


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quantumofire


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Posted Sun Jan 10th, 2010 1:42am Post subject: BEER - a conversation

What ever happened to all those great plans of giving us a 24hr café culture?

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Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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tito


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Posted Sun Jan 10th, 2010 5:37pm Post subject: BEER - a conversation

It was never going to happen was it?


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quantumofire


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Posted Mon Jan 11th, 2010 1:16am Post subject: BEER - a conversation

Because the drinks culture is such that those who don't drink are made to feel like there's something wrong with them.

And the prices of non-alcoholic alternatives are ridiculous. All those juices in a bottle are gone with one swig.

I recall the last time I was in London, some seven years ago, there were a few great Italian café bars open around midnight in Soho during the summer. It was great sitting out after a night out at the cinema with a cappuccino and cake, and just soaking up the atmosphere of a friendly crowd.

http://quantumofire.blogspot.com/

Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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