27th March 21:39
F***ing Rumsfeld took money from Saddam, when he (Rumsfeld) was selling
him WMD months after the gassing of the Kurds!
Ironically, we, the British and US taxpayers, are paying for those arms
When will they ever learn...........?
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29th March 12:48
Only by proxy - every f*****g day in life. My sons are aspiring
DJs. One of them also "composes" his own stuff and has had it
played on Radio 1. I believe he's in the process of signing
some tracks to one of the bigger independent labels. So you
see it's not blind prejudice - I've had plenty of opportunity
to ****yze the phenomenon and decide it's crap.
3rd April 17:38
Good luck to your sons.
I also happen to believe that some of the 1960's music was the best ever
made and it remains my personal favourite.
For example Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin singing their live version of
'Summertime' at Woodstock. And they didn't have a fifty track
recording studio and a huge production team, nor did they make 30 'takes'
and edits til they got it right. They just stood up there on a stage in
front of half a million people and played and sang from the heart. A one
off. A true classic.
Likewise Hendrix playing 'Star Spangled Banner' on one
measly Fender Stratocaster and a wa-wa pedal and somehow managing to
the sound of the B52's and the bombs screaming down behind the anthem.
Utterly brilliant, never since equalled and never likely to be.
You asked me what it had to do with putting the world to rights. Well that
track had *everything* to do with putting the world to rights. Whether or
not these people really did help to end the criminal war in Vietnam is still
debated - but there is no doubt that they tried and no doubt that they were
Nevertheless, I am aware that this is still just my *opinion* and I would
never presume to
present as 'fact' that this music was any better or more inspirational than
some of the
contemporary trance music. I *have* been to huge raves and the ambiance of
goodwill and happiness is overwhelming. Maybe a lot of this due to the drugs
they take - as it was with the 1960's music festivals - but *I* wasn't out
of my head on Eccy's or whatever and it still moved me.
It doesn't matter what the music *is* - it only matters what it *does* to
the people listening to it at the time.
As The Buddha said: If eating Haggis gets you closer to the Godhead - then
eat the ******* stuff.
A W -S