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The Purple Lord removes his vids from Youtube, but there are a lot of them from him and his protégés at http://www.wat.tv/NPGMonaco

Cathal  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Horse Meat Lasagna to Feed Homeless Swedes

Good point. Being nearly broke for the last year or so I ate a lot of Tesco Value burgers. and I'm fine afaik. If it does go down to eating dodgy food or not eating at all, it should be the hungry person's call.

Cathal  ·  3122 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Horse Meat Lasagna to Feed Homeless Swedes

Donating the food, as opposed to destroying it, was the first thing that crossed my mind when the scandal emerged. But how can they, when they can't prove its provenance is fit for human consumption? What if the "horse" (let's face it, it could be anything) was treated with antibiotics which made a human sick? Rolling the dice with human health is not cool, even for charitable purposes.

Cathal  ·  3124 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Searching for Sugarman

Saw it the other day at the cinema. Cool, almost fairytale story. That label boss couldn't have come across any more evil and evasive with a top hat and a gold chalice.

Rodriguez himself is the star of the show, his unassuming modesty and pure coolness shine through. All those years of toiling in obscurity and not a hint of regret after his stardom was hidden from and exploited for...someone. The definition of cool you could say, not giving a shit, and getting dirty as need be to keep things going.

I don't think his music itself isn't as great as the film claims it is. They say he was a premier singer-songwriter in the age of Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Neil Young, Paul Simon etc.? I think not. The songs are pretty good, but the orchestration is syrupy and sound like they're sung by a Donovan impersonator. His songs did touch the South African people in a thoroughly real, though bizarre way, but the film shoots right on by his late seventies tour of Australia, presumably because it didn't fit the narrative.

That being said I will get his new album whenever it comes out. Thirty years of living as self-actualised as he has must have produced some really strong songs.

Cathal  ·  3132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your "Third Place?"

The pub, definitely. Sociable, conversation-ridden, playful, neutral. The place to go to find new friends or old, and well-staffed with regulars.

Cathal  ·  3132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tenth Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I discovered Enter The Mystery Magical Chambers, Wu-tang raps mixed into Beatles samples - really dope, and free to download.

Also, I got got back into the Dancer With Bruised Knees album by Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle - really great tunes, refined lyrics and elegant production.

Finally a shout out to whatever Minnesotan mentioned Atmosphere here a few weeks back - got chatting with a cute girl on Paddy's Day and we hit off over our common knowledge of them. Gotta date next week woopwoop.

Cathal  ·  3149 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Astonishingly real Audrey Hepburn shills chocolate in new commercial

I wonder who'll be the first digital ghost actor to out-earn their real-life counterpart?