The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Apr 2018, 8:18am

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I’ve always had some sympathy for Simon on this issue but at the same time have to ask myself whether I’d feel that way if Graceland wasn’t such a beautiful and remarkable record. It May well have been fundamentally wrong, for all of Simons obviously good intentions, but the thing is I can’t see any material evidence of what harm it did while the good that came out of it is much easier to quantify. That’s the major dilemma about it I feel.
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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by eumaas » 25 Apr 2018, 9:27am

Did we miss the part where Paul Simon said they were all commies?
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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Apr 2018, 9:31am

eumaas wrote:
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Did we miss the part where Paul Simon said they were all commies?
My initial reply was about that, but I should have been clearer. One thing that's odd about Simon's political antenna and friendship with Kissinger is that Simon and Garfunkel had a song called "Cuba Si, Nixon No," and that it was Garfunkel who refused to sing on it.
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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by matedog » 25 Apr 2018, 10:02am

Silent Majority wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 6:39am
matedog wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 12:27am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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matedog wrote:
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I thought this was real interesting:
https://africasacountry.com/2014/01/whe ... n-mandela/
I obviously don't know enough about the situation, but I don't really understand how a "cultural boycott" works. It seems like it would have an adverse effect on black South Africans and that Graceland not only paid the performers (some even got songwriting credits), but it helped expose that culture to a larger audience (via a watered down white performer, sure, but still). I don't see how it perpetuated or exploited apartheid.
That was the nut of the whole thing. It bound up opposition to a state system of oppression with everything within that state. It was well meaning but poorly laid out so that the boycott hurt the people it was meant to help.
So Paul Simon was right and SVZ was wrong?
Both were wrong, but Van Zandt was less wrong and involved in the ground, took pains to educate himself, and comes out of the situation with much more credibility. I really respect Little Stevie.
I don't disagree that SVZ came across a lot better in his version of things, I just don't really understand the idea of a cultural boycott and I don't see how Graceland did anything to hurt the cause.
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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by Flex » 25 Apr 2018, 10:49am

matedog wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 10:02am
I don't disagree that SVZ came across a lot better in his version of things, I just don't really understand the idea of a cultural boycott and I don't see how Graceland did anything to hurt the cause.
Without deeply litigating the specific boycott here (I don't feel educated enough to argue in detail about it), this is basically how collective action works. You get everyone to do the same thing and stigmatize individual breakaways because, well, enough people decide "my own actions don't make a difference" and you've eroded the effectiveness of the boycott, strike, etc.

I will, tentatively, say that my understanding is the various boycotts of S. Africa enjoyed popular support in South Africa from the majority black population, so I don't necessarily view it in the same bucket of some of the more ill-conceived boycotts that end up being mostly harmful to the marginalized people they're trying to help. Happy to be corrected by folks who know more, however.

Addendum: Also, as eumaas points out, Paul Simon's anti-communist talk shows where his head was really at in all this.
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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by Silent Majority » 25 Apr 2018, 12:08pm

Flex wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 10:49am
matedog wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 10:02am
I don't disagree that SVZ came across a lot better in his version of things, I just don't really understand the idea of a cultural boycott and I don't see how Graceland did anything to hurt the cause.
Without deeply litigating the specific boycott here (I don't feel educated enough to argue in detail about it), this is basically how collective action works. You get everyone to do the same thing and stigmatize individual breakaways because, well, enough people decide "my own actions don't make a difference" and you've eroded the effectiveness of the boycott, strike, etc.

I will, tentatively, say that my understanding is the various boycotts of S. Africa enjoyed popular support in South Africa from the majority black population, so I don't necessarily view it in the same bucket of some of the more ill-conceived boycotts that end up being mostly harmful to the marginalized people they're trying to help. Happy to be corrected by folks who know more, however.

Addendum: Also, as eumaas points out, Paul Simon's anti-communist talk shows where his head was really at in all this.
how can a wealthy white guy like Simon look at the struggle for liberation in Soweto and get overly concerned about the USSR in the eighties? Unforgivably blinkered.
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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by JennyB » 21 May 2018, 9:34am

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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by Flex » 21 May 2018, 10:37am

JennyB wrote:
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3. I Was Born in a Small Town with a Large Klan Prescence
extremely lol
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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by gkbill » 21 May 2018, 6:16pm

Flex wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 10:49am
matedog wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 10:02am
I don't disagree that SVZ came across a lot better in his version of things, I just don't really understand the idea of a cultural boycott and I don't see how Graceland did anything to hurt the cause.
Without deeply litigating the specific boycott here (I don't feel educated enough to argue in detail about it), this is basically how collective action works. You get everyone to do the same thing and stigmatize individual breakaways because, well, enough people decide "my own actions don't make a difference" and you've eroded the effectiveness of the boycott, strike, etc.

I will, tentatively, say that my understanding is the various boycotts of S. Africa enjoyed popular support in South Africa from the majority black population, so I don't necessarily view it in the same bucket of some of the more ill-conceived boycotts that end up being mostly harmful to the marginalized people they're trying to help. Happy to be corrected by folks who know more, however.

Addendum: Also, as eumaas points out, Paul Simon's anti-communist talk shows where his head was really at in all this.
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I can only speak for my wife who grew up under apartheid. Her family was relocated from Soweto to just outside Polokwane (the former Pietersburg). The feelings she expressed was an appreciation for South African music getting out to the world (as Azanians are tremendously proud people). I think her family felt it wasn't the most effective tactic but they appreciated the effort in terms of raising awareness. A political measure may have been more effective in terms of immediacy but how many would have learned anything about South Africa because of it? I'm cautious to speak on her behalf because I've learned anyone who has not experienced apartheid cannot truly understand - be careful as most would resent someone "understanding" how terrible it was.

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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by revbob » 21 May 2018, 7:18pm

Wolter wrote:
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This is not a thread I normally look at but because of this it was so worth it. Especially that last one.

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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ut-701084/

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Rat Patrol wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 10:13am
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ut-701084/

Physicists' quest for a schlock gravitational singularity hits a new breakthrough. :shifty:
To make matters worse

Joel also recently welcomed surprise guests Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and Mick Jones onstage to perform “Urgent” and “Cold as Ice.”

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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jul 2018, 4:40pm

revbob wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 4:35pm
Rat Patrol wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 10:13am
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ut-701084/

Physicists' quest for a schlock gravitational singularity hits a new breakthrough. :shifty:
To make matters worse

Joel also recently welcomed surprise guests Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and Mick Jones onstage to perform “Urgent” and “Cold as Ice.”
Hey, Dante, we got a new circle to add to the Inferno and this one's a doozy.
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Re: The Dizzle and Jimmy Jizzle's Thread o'Bruce

Post by revbob » 19 Jul 2018, 5:39pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 4:40pm
revbob wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 4:35pm
Rat Patrol wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 10:13am
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ut-701084/

Physicists' quest for a schlock gravitational singularity hits a new breakthrough. :shifty:
To make matters worse

Joel also recently welcomed surprise guests Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and Mick Jones onstage to perform “Urgent” and “Cold as Ice.”
Hey, Dante, we got a new circle to add to the Inferno and this one's a doozy.
You know hardly a person in that crowd wasn't eating that up.

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