Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Something To Put Us In The Mood For The Budget.

From Bob Fosse's incomparable 1972 musical, Cabaret, Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey sing "Money Makes The World Go Around".

Video courtesy of YouTube.


Anonymous said...

Sydney and many of the Aus cities 1966- 1988 would have been just as wide open and ripped as Berlin and the other german cities in weimar. The cutter was going thru Aus in those years almost as hard. The real party for the Viet r & r was their, a cutter of heroin, bent sex and every type of sex 24/7 would destroy all morality and create a sort of genocide and class wall. The results were evident in all parts of Aus society and its activities and it is one on many reasons Australia was an is a vastly different society than NZ. I always thought it laughable that the NZ elite and Mfat officials thought Aus a very similar society and the most alike. My view is that the UK in most ways was much more similar.
Nevertheless the criminal excess of Australia in those years was necessary or even desirable. That NZ could never let go of its moral puritan egalitarianism is why theres not much hope here .
The excess of Weimar and the war years and the reaction were also at least a half truth, rule by the KPD would have been fatal to western civilisation and a pure German military or Russian dictatorship in the 1940s proably even more terrifying than what happened.
I always regarded Khe Sahn the most vital Aus song and possibly for NZers as well. The song sums up the essential recent Aus history and the crucial lyric line,'last train out of Sydney' is the crucial reflection for everyone here in a million ways.

SHG said...

Cabaret is Bob Fosse's in what way, exactly?

Chris Trotter said...

Bob Fosse directed the movie - even (and quite deservedly) winning an Oscar for it.