In the Wall Street Journal, there is a highly knowledgeable and interesting article about Jimmy Cliff, “The harder they come”, and Reggae. It features excerpts with nice little anecdotes from an interview with Jimmy, Jackie Jackson and Hux Brown too. Hereby recommended! Via.
In 1969, I was at Dynamic Sounds Studio in Kingston recording a song I had written, “You Can Get It If You Really Want.” When we finished, I walked outside and met a gentleman named Perry Henzell, who had been waiting for me. He said he was making a movie and asked if I could write music for it.
Th BBC asked people what songs they thought changed the world. This is answer #1:
“For me and for my generation it was Free Nelson Mandela by The Specials (1984). I was born in 1960 and had no memory of Mandela being sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964. So when we heard the song on the radio, it was a case of who is this guy and what has he done? Before long I was a member of Anti-Apartheid Movement, taking part in boycotts whilst apartheid, Desmond Tutu, Winnie Mandela and Steve Biko all became household names and in the national news.” Barry King, Walsall, UK
Click here to watch a clip of the rehearsals for the tune.
Sarah Kane galt als eine der radikalsten britischen Dramatikerinnen Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts. 1999 erhängte sie sich im Alter von 28 Jahren. Ihre Inszenierungen werden mit großem Erfolg in den besten Häusern der Welt aufgeführt. Ihr einziges Werk fürs Fernsehen, der Kurzfilm “Skin”, verdient es, hier gezeigt zu werden.
“Top 5 reasons to be a skin head in 2009?
1. To attract other men in Brighton
2. You're fat, 45, and now look exactly like your grandad did in 1962
3. You're young and have seen This Is England but soon realise that everyone thinks you're National Front and it lasts a week
4. You're a hard core right wing Polish nutter and don't give a fuck, I've seen a few of them
5. The guys that still love the music and scooters and ska and enjoy themselves , so that's about it really” by Gavin Watson