Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Paul Weller on urban transportation problems
Paul Weller, once of The Jam, has long used cities and transportation as images in his songs. Thirty years ago he sang about being down in the tube station at midnight. He also sang about what happens in the city.
Now, as happens to all of us, I suppose, in a new song he has resigned himself to being stuck in traffic (see above video for "Fast Car/Slow Traffic"). The guy who made London and the Underground sound like the coolest places in the world to me now sits on congested roads with a case of road rage. That's pretty far from late night underground adventures on the subway.