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My book is coming tomorrow. I hate you all.
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Kory wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 4:48pm
Got mine yesterday, super excited. How's his previous book, for those who've read it, and how is this one different?
I never read his previous book but it wasn't like a real autobiography as far as I can gather. I'm a few chapters in to the new one and it just reads as a straight up autobiography. Great so far reading about him growing up in the late 60s/70s and all the associated music and youth culture.
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Heston wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 6:22pm
Kory wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 4:48pm
Got mine yesterday, super excited. How's his previous book, for those who've read it, and how is this one different?
I never read his previous book but it wasn't like a real autobiography as far as I can gather. I'm a few chapters in to the new one and it just reads as a straight up autobiography. Great so far reading about him growing up in the late 60s/70s and all the associated music and youth culture.
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Marky Dread wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 7:11pm
Heston wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 6:22pm
Kory wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 4:48pm
Got mine yesterday, super excited. How's his previous book, for those who've read it, and how is this one different?
I never read his previous book but it wasn't like a real autobiography as far as I can gather. I'm a few chapters in to the new one and it just reads as a straight up autobiography. Great so far reading about him growing up in the late 60s/70s and all the associated music and youth culture.
I can't hear you...
You should have bought the NZ edition, you would have received it last Saturday.
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Heston wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 7:35pm
Marky Dread wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 7:11pm
Heston wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 6:22pm
Kory wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 4:48pm
Got mine yesterday, super excited. How's his previous book, for those who've read it, and how is this one different?
I never read his previous book but it wasn't like a real autobiography as far as I can gather. I'm a few chapters in to the new one and it just reads as a straight up autobiography. Great so far reading about him growing up in the late 60s/70s and all the associated music and youth culture.
I can't hear you...
You should have bought the NZ edition, you would have received it last Saturday.
I'm not listening. :approve:

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Marky Dread wrote:
11 Mar 2021, 5:27am
Heston wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 7:35pm
Marky Dread wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 7:11pm
Heston wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 6:22pm
Kory wrote:
10 Mar 2021, 4:48pm
Got mine yesterday, super excited. How's his previous book, for those who've read it, and how is this one different?
I never read his previous book but it wasn't like a real autobiography as far as I can gather. I'm a few chapters in to the new one and it just reads as a straight up autobiography. Great so far reading about him growing up in the late 60s/70s and all the associated music and youth culture.
I can't hear you...
You should have bought the NZ edition, you would have received it last Saturday.
I'm not listening. :approve:

I miss 101.
Yep :(
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I was looking for my first post in the Doom Coronavirus thread and one of his came up. Can't believe how shit the last year has been.
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My book has arrived!!!!

No not Dons book. But his brother's. :mrgreen:

Thank you very much Mr.John Heston, sincerely appreciated mate. 👍👍👍👍👍
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Marky Dread wrote:
11 Mar 2021, 9:03am
My book has arrived!!!!

No not Dons book. But his brother's. :mrgreen:

Thank you very much Mr.John Heston, sincerely appreciated mate. 👍👍👍👍👍
Consider it the rather dodgy support act to Don's main event. ;)
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Heston wrote:
11 Mar 2021, 9:23am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Mar 2021, 9:03am
My book has arrived!!!!

No not Dons book. But his brother's. :mrgreen:

Thank you very much Mr.John Heston, sincerely appreciated mate. 👍👍👍👍👍
Consider it the rather dodgy support act to Don's main event. ;)
Haha will do mate. Thanks for your kindness. :approve:
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Finished the book today, interesting that Don is editing a revised version of Westway To the World for release in 2021 with new footage.
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FarawayTowns wrote:
16 Mar 2021, 4:56pm
Don's latest musings.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/ ... -don-letts
If you've got something to say then just bloody say it. If it makes you angry then shout about it the louder the better.
All this appropriation is all nonsensical to me as long as you are celebrating that music in a positive way. Fuck how many different styles does a BAD track like "The Battle of All Saints Road" appropriate? Surely if you take the sound of another's culture then you do so because you are acknowledging it's quality and greatness.

Music is universal it's there for all to enjoy. Who invented music anyway? Isn't all music appropriated by each and every culture.
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Marky Dread wrote:
16 Mar 2021, 6:54pm
FarawayTowns wrote:
16 Mar 2021, 4:56pm
Don's latest musings.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/ ... -don-letts
If you've got something to say then just bloody say it. If it makes you angry then shout about it the louder the better.
All this appropriation is all nonsensical to me as long as you are celebrating that music in a positive way. Fuck how many different styles does a BAD track like "The Battle of All Saints Road" appropriate? Surely if you take the sound of another's culture then you do so because you are acknowledging it's quality and greatness.

Music is universal it's there for all to enjoy. Who invented music anyway? Isn't all music appropriated by each and every culture.
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Marky Dread wrote:
16 Mar 2021, 6:54pm
FarawayTowns wrote:
16 Mar 2021, 4:56pm
Don's latest musings.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/ ... -don-letts
If you've got something to say then just bloody say it. If it makes you angry then shout about it the louder the better.
All this appropriation is all nonsensical to me as long as you are celebrating that music in a positive way. Fuck how many different styles does a BAD track like "The Battle of All Saints Road" appropriate? Surely if you take the sound of another's culture then you do so because you are acknowledging it's quality and greatness.

Music is universal it's there for all to enjoy. Who invented music anyway? Isn't all music appropriated by each and every culture.
Inder discussed it well here awhile back, but it developed my take on it. Basically "cultural appropriation" discussions take very real issues - racism, exploitation, capitalism, etc. and add a gatekeeping, obfuscating layer that muddies, detracts, and degrades attacks on these very real issues.

Why are we arguing about who is allowed to do what type of music? What makes someone qualified to do it? What makes someone qualified to determine if someone is qualified to do it? None of this matters to the real heart of the issue which will never be addressed if we focus on ambiguous frivolities.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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