“I warnt no pub-lissit-ay for myself. Ze group can say for zemselves. All ze press won’t me to say is zat Villarge People are shust like ze Monkees an’ zat I pull zer strings but zat iz not true. I won’t say it. Ze ozzer day I speak with a womarn journalist for two hours at my studio before she tell me zat she is ze press. I open ‘er bag an inside is a cars-set mashin! An all zetime in ze back-groun ze new Village People ‘as been playing, an zat is top secret, top secret … come I play you ze latest smash I do.” … [Read more...] about Village People’s Glenn Hughes: ‘Here for all those thousands of cowboys is disco recognition’
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"Dilla is a modern genius," he says. "Everyone has genius within them, but not everyone, for whatever reason, manifests it. But Dilla did. He stood for taking a great risk on different levels, for continuous hard work and for courage. He is a modern genius because he captured and represented the spirit of a particular time. What he did was so deep that he has influenced a huge amount of modern music. In an age when many of his peers are still more interested in vanity, Dilla was more interested in exploration through music. And that is why he is a modern genius." … [Read more...] about J Dilla: the Mozart of hip-hop
Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Girl gets fed up with boy. Girl erases all memories of boy from her mind in a dubious brain-zapping procedure. Boy finds out and does the same. This is a romantic movie, Charlie Kaufman-style. It takes its title from a 1717 poem by Alexander Pope and charts the side of love that movies usually try to ignore: the arguments, the boredom, the irritating habits that drive couples apart and the dreadful, stilted moments that accompany a break-up. Love Actually, it ain't. … [Read more...] about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: No 8 best romantic film of all time
But cutting Mandarin is only one piece in the project to reclaim the weekend; government and industry need to step up. A government review is underway to make recommendations about the rights of independent contractors. Last year, France passed “right to disconnect” legislation, obliging companies with more than 50 employees to negotiate with employees about their rights to turn off their smartphones after hours. This is humane and smart: countries with a culture of shorter hours are more productive. After about 40 hours, the quality of the output suffers, and workers are prone to mistakes. Protecting the weekend is good governance and good business. … [Read more...] about Who killed the weekend?
If something looks easy from the outside, most likely it is not. She was brought up in a family of actors. Her father is an actor, both her older and younger sisters, Anna and Beth, act. Her grandparents on her mother's side founded the Reading Repertory Theatre. She has consistently and often spoken affectionately of her background, as she does now. "We all get on. We're the kind of family that gets together for Sunday lunch. I see my younger sister all the time." It is clear there wasn't much money when she was young, and just as clear that her father was not successful - he had few parts. But this isn't the point. "I come from a family of hard-working actors who relish it when they do go to work and take part-time jobs in between." Acting, as she knows, is a harsh world, and frequently one in which talent is not employed as it should be. Her father never gave up acting. He carried on, looking for parts. "That is what you do as an actor. You struggle. So that's the life I imagined I … [Read more...] about Perfecting the illusion