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December 6, 2010 - Eminem Relapse to Recovery

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Modern Poet .

“The saviour of modern poetry … this guy Eminem has created a sense of what is possible.  He has sent a voltage around a generation.”  Seamus Heaney. Guy Adams writes, “He has done this not just through his subversive attitude but also his verbal energy….  A decade ago, Mathers – an angy young man from the wrong side of Detroit – decided to bleach his hair, adopt the alter ego Slim Shady and transform the landscape of popular music.  In six years, from 1999 to 2005, he recorded five extraordinary albums that sold nearly 50 million copies and gave the city of Motown a new chapter in its musical history.

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November 1, 2010 - Eminem’s call to mend

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“I’m not afraid, to take a stand/everybody, come take my hand/we’ll walk this road together, through the storm/whatever weather.  Just lettin’ you know that you’re not alone/holler if you feel like you’ve been down the same road.  And I just can’t keep livin’ this way, so starting today/I’m breaking out of this cage …”  Eminem

I was offered half a headphone recently.  Sat, shoulder to shoulder,  listening to this song filling a young mind with strength and hope.   And while Ipods and headphones are often viewed as   ‘anti-social’, they’re also valuable in providing a way to tune out to a world that rubs up against us so harshly these days.  They also provide an intimate connection between friends (or someone new) drawn close by the limited length of an ear piece cord.  And EMINEM is often viewed as a ‘bad influence’ but his latest album, Recovery, is his calling to fans to mend—as we all, in time, must.

March 11, 2010 - Uprising

This one’s for you Joel. Fly that individual flag for U too.
Quote from artist: The resistance’s cornerstone, claims Matt Bellamy, who found inspiration watching G20 protests. “People were wearing silly costumes, dressed up as big puppets. That’s the most powerful protest, when it’s not too earnest. Sometimes you need to laugh, so I chose a glam rock beat with, ‘They will not control us!’ (JJJ Hottest 100)

February 23, 2010 - Black Parade

Mags and Zoe reckon Black Parade would make a great anthem for The Black Dog Project.   It’s a dark one but ultimately the message is about survival  –  carry on …  and pass it on …

November 6, 2009 - Last shadow puppets

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Sometimes I buy CD’s just for the covers – and titles – and legs!

October 13, 2009 - Moby checks in

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Ever checked into a hotel for a night on your own just to give yourself some space … do sweet nothing?    I find it’s good therapy.  TIP:  Take a little esky with some goodies and steer clear of the bar fridge!    Moby, talks about hotel rooms on his album – hotel (funny that).  “Hotels facinate me in that they’re incredibly intimate spaces that are scoured every 24 hours and made to look completely anonymous.  People sleep in hotel rooms and cry in hotel rooms and bathe in hotel rooms and have sex in hotel rooms …

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