“I should have been born in New York, man, I should have been born in the Village that’s where I belong!” says Lennon at the beginning at this Susan Sarandon narrated two hour documentary (listen to episode 2 here) on Lennon’s life in the Big Apple, where he moved with Yoko Ono after The Beatles split up. There, they found themselves at the epicentre of post hippy counter culture and came under intense scrutiny, including from the FBI. And, of course, it was in New York that Lennon was killed outside his apartment block in 1980..
Is Kasinova Tha Don Tupac?For the ones who looked into the info on Tupac faking his death (The deep studiers), know of a man named “kasinova Tha Don” who sounds exactly like Tupac Shakur. There are videos of Kasinova Tha Don where people say he is a cover for Tupac. Interestingly, someone used a voice software and changed the volume up a pitch which may prove it is Tupac, where Tupac would have been lowering the pitch to make it not seem “too” obvious that it is him..
The young people from imigrant backgrounds cannot get onto the ladder, but the spoilt middle class kids who forced Villepin to climb down will not tolerate anything that would open up the job market at the price of shaking up their comfortable, privileged existence. I have lived here for fifteen years now, and I can tell you that the housing estates around most larger cities are shocking examples of inequality and deprivation much worse than anything in the unashamedly capitalist UK. Most of the kids there would gladly take any job, secure or not.
The full story of how Young at Heart by The Bluebells came to be a pop classic may be brilliantly convoluted, but it has a hell of a fiddle part. The song was originally written and recorded in 1983 by Bananarama, with a little help from Siobhan Fahey’s boyfriend Robert Hodgens (otherwise known as Bobby Bluebell), as a northern soul rave up for their first album Deep Sea Skiving. Robert took a shine to the song, and reworked it with his band, bringing in country fiddle player Bobby Valentino to enhance their recording with some hoedown licks, in the style of Dexys Midnight Runners.