Playing tracks by
King Midas Sound, Adrian Sherwood, Team Shadetek, Various Production, Cutty Ranks and more.
As a pastime, flag-burning is roundly reviled for reasons much deeper than anti-nationalism. It is also an ethical response to the suffering of the flag itself, a being with no off-duty and no set sleep patterns (unless captured). A burnt flag, therefore, has no recovery time and must continue on with its life in its disfigured, humiliating state. On its pole, it becomes a pitiful freak show akin to David Blaine.
That said, given that the population of flags now seems to be multiplying at an alarming rate, it is causing an increasing strain on resources to successfully house them, and flag-burning is once again becoming an attractive prospect for many. A more humane means of dealing with this housing crisis was piloted in 1969 by the famous ethicist Neil Armstrong, but has yet to catch on.
(‘If Amoebas...’ was mixed by Cynic The Clown on 12/02/10, using Numark TT-1650s, Pioneer CJD800s, a coughing and spluttering Gemini mixer, and a George Foreman grill)
Running time - 31:02