fucked up and broken in so many ways.
As Danielle so rightly says,
we’ve all got to make our own way through that maze.
Craig... you little hip hop lyricist you... ;-)
Why are they doing this?
The whole Maori/Hip Hop thing gets me. Hip Hop used to be a kind of Hippieish form of dance culture thing, Disposable Heroes, Michael Franti, The Beatnigs. The ethos was family oriented philosophy based movement of sorts, a kind of black Grateful Dead if you will.
To call Chris Brown Hip Hop is stretching the genre to the extremes if you ask me but nobody did.
As to why. I imagine some people take great pride in their ignorance.
break a log
An idea log?
Epic Post Russell, must have taken you all week ;-)
Do you ever worry that you missives on a Friday may lead to another "Scottish Thread"? (the thread that dare not mention its name).
I despair of the industry that that sux artists and fans for all they are worth dry and in reality is no longer relevant as a distribution network. Imagine the world we live in if an artist never performed or created unless there was a way of "monetising" their work, it would be a dull and predictable world indeed. We would have a music scene not too dissimilar to the movie world where the only thing that gets made and pushed to the public is sensationalist dross, it would be all Chris Brown and Justin Bieber with all the associated antisocial behavioural problems.
Roll on the death of copyright as we know it.
But he can change....
Maori dames have spoken out in favour of rapper Chris Brown's visit to New Zealand in spite of his assault convictions.
The statistics mean Maori are really good at violence, they must enjoy it then...
Can't think of any other reason their leaders seem to encourage it.
Ethnic Identity and Intimate Partner Violence in a New Zealand Birth Cohort MSD
In what way is any of this even remotely appropriate?
To be fair, the article states "Chris Brown is about to get new high-powered support for his bid to enter New Zealand - this time from three Maori Dames, a Lady and a former Women's Refuge boss."
But says "Promoters for Brown have sent an invitation to a press conference today, saying it would see the "National Urban Maori Authority speak out in the wake of Dame Tariana Turia's strong support of Chris Brown."
It does not say they support Dame Tariana Turia but the Herald certainly makes it sound that way.
You can get away with an awful lot if you're silver-tongued and reasonably easy on the eye. Not so much if you're a semi-incoherent lardsack.
I know the feeling.
More anti Chinese crap in the Herald...
Are Chinese cooling on NZ property?
Meanwhile, in a real newspaper...
Seven killed after bombings in Chinese city of Liuzhou
Its like they don't care.