“It's like any British bank holiday weekend in the summer . . . A very packed UK DJ itinerary, although nothing that's specifically related to the Jubilee.”
With Britain marking the Queen’s 60th anniversary celebrations this weekend with an extended four day public holiday packed with street parties and pageantry, Skrufff asked a bunch of English nightlife characters what the Diamond Jubilee means to them. Judge Jules is ambivalent . . .
Skrufff (Jonty Skrufff): What will you be doing over the Jubilee weekend in terms of the Royal shenanigans?
Judge Jules: “I might have a glance at the TV, as Britain does pomp and pageantry very well, but I probably won't pay much further attention to what's going on until the day itself.”
Skrufff: What does the Diamond Jubilee mean to you? How much do you care?
Judge Jules: “London is one of the world's greatest cities, and anything that draws global attention to my hometown (e.g. the Olympics or the Jubilee) is fine by me, but I'm not bothered one way or the other about the monarchy in other respects.”
Skrufff: What do you think about Prince Charles- and Prince Harry - ever becoming King?
Judge Jules: “I can't say I've spent much time chin scratching about this issue.”
Skrufff: What do you think about the campaign for the Pistols God Save The Queen to become number 1? Were you ever a punk?
Judge Jules: “I was too young to have been a punk, but (as far as I'm aware) a lot of what the Sex Pistols did was very marketing-driven rather than having genuine republican or anti-monarchy sentiment. It was certainly a very effective marketing campaign for a band – one that record companies tried to emulate ever since.”