posted by: Cacti Bevel Tie Smelt
It feels like NZ has regressed back to 1981 over night… a time when everyone was either on methadone, or boiling poppies. The summer now feels like winter. Back then Rob Muldoon partied with the South African Springboks behind lines of baton-wielding riot cops. Before that even, 1979, Mark E. Smith recorded this snarling ode to a Burroughsian Junky. 30 years ahead of its time The Fall lampoon our PM elect. Never mind the Tony Blair Witch Trials, who left the door open to Michael Cullen’s money bin… ???
-A Ski Tusk Wow
What the hell happened here?
Maybe there was a time before the Axemen existed, before there was a Steve, a Bob and a (holy) Stu but surely this is accepted as almost an irrelevance as what was to come afterwards rendered any previous existence irrelevant. Of course the discovery of other life forms in future years such as the Dragans of Wellington, the Faigans and fabled Hamiltons of Christchurch spell out the facts that the axemen were far from an isolated case in being a brilliant group of impoverished musicians living in the cheapest possible flats in a moderately affluent city by choice (‘yeayarr, we are the real deal muddah, some of us workin’ some of us out on da street, some jus bein’ the niggahs we are and livin our life widdout da man holdin us down!” Shee-it!)
A Time, a place for us which ultimately deserves its own history…
…not to mention the recent discovery of the Anti-Axemen Universe
To avoid confusion future references to the anti-Axemen in this article will be referred to using the following terminology:
- Antithetic elements shall be referred to using scientific notation – eg The antithetic AXEMEN shall be referred to as the AXEMEN’ OR the <~AXEMEN> OR the !AXEMEN OR the (AXEMEN) depending on context… MAKE IT SO!
 The Big Bang