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Robert Forster and Grant McLennan – Studio 22, 27 May 1999

Robert Forster and Grant McLennan
Studio 22
27 May 1999
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An intimate encounter with the timeless songs of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan

A wonderful, high-quality, bootleg of Robert Forster and Grant Mc Lennan from their 1999 tour.

The boys reunited to promote the release of Bellavista Terrace; The Best of the the Go-Betweens .

The recording was made by ABC’s Studio 22 show.

Seven stone cold the Go-Betweens classics in here!

The set seems very McLennan weighted, including arguably Grant’s two finest musical moments, the timeless and beautiful Cattle & Cane and Bachelor Kisses. Not far behind, his wonderful Love Goes On.

A few Robert classics too however, including the excellent Head Full Of Steam, and the song which started it all, the Jonathan Richman inspired post-punk pop classic Lee Remick !


Big thanks to stripedsunlight who says;

A beautiful recording of some of their finest in the acoustic tradition.

Many thanks to the most brilliant Chuck who has dragged this gem from his archives.

I saw them play on this tour, it was a come back I didn’t think I would see at the time and of course it was only the start of a new beginning.

Tracklisting

01 – Intro
02 – Magic In Here
03 – Head Full Of Steam
04 – Cattle & Cane
05 – Bachelor Kisses
06 – Baby Stones
07 – Love Goes On
08 – Lee Remick
09 – Outro

Here she be:

studio_22

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March 6, 2009 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Brenda Song successfully sues Escort Agency

“Layla. Hawaiin beauty. Come get lei’d.”

Layla, you’ve got me on my knees.
Layla, I’m begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind.

– Eric Clapton

Very bizarre tale this!

What a dumb Escort Agency advert!

Lots of publicity for Layla …. erm, sorry Brenda … Song though! And indeed the Escort Agency!

Must’ve been real disappointing for customers who’d expected a stunning young Asian hotty called Layla they’d kind of seen on the Disney Channel to turn up in their hotel room, but instead finding some 40 year old, haggard, dazed, white, Crack Ho called Rubyjane from the local trailer park!!

It’s really those customers who should be doing the suing here!

Perhaps a Class Action Law Suit?!!

Or, rather, a No-Class Law Suit!!

Thai-American hotty and Disney TV star Brenda Song has won her legal battle against a company who used her photograph to advertise an escort service.

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody actress will receive £70,600 from Vibe Media Inc, which published a head shot of the star in an advert in LA Weekly newspaper last year.

The ad read, “Hawaiin (sic) beauty. Come get lei’d.”

Song has said: “As a role model to millions of young people, I feel I have to take a stand against this company in regard to its exploitation of my image.”

On April 18, 2008, a picture of Song was used in an ad for an escort agency in the back of that week’s LA Weekly. Disney lawyers were not pleased with the use of Song’s copyrighted image for advertising adult activities. A rep from Disney told TMZ: “This is an unauthorized use of Brenda Song’s image and her personal attorney has issued a cease and desist to the advertiser.”

Song filed a libel suit against the Vibe Media Inc. seeking at least $100,000 in damages. Song said: “As a role model to millions of young people, I feel I have to take a stand against this company in regard to its exploitation of my image.”

Song’s attorney said the photo used in the ad was taken when Song was 16 years old. Song’s attorney later found that an individual, and not Vibe Media, was responsible for the use of the photo. He told Back Stage:

I’m not sure if they were trying to just find a picture of a pretty girl or an Asian-looking girl or whether they expected that Brenda would be recognized …. Brenda’s demographic is a lot different from what I would suppose the clients of this business are. If you’re the sort of person who would use the services of a business like this, it is quite possible that you have never heard of Brenda Song.

Song’s attorney said that it may be hard to show how much the misuse of the photo hurt her career, but that a lawsuit was needed. “Brenda’s public image is very important to her. Brenda has been careful to not accept roles that would taint her in the way that some other young actors have been.”

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March 6, 2009 Posted by | Brenda Song, Eric Clapton, Thailand, _BABE, _CINEMA, _COMEDY | Leave a comment

Ashley Cole – What was he doing?

What was he doing?

by Jim White
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/jim-white/article/6189/
It must be an odd household, the Coles. There’s Mrs C, her smiley countenance widely revered, a woman anointed by the popular press as a national treasure. Never mind the fact she was once prosecuted for a vicious attack on a lavatory attendant; her radiance, her beauty, her kindness seemingly exude from every pore. She’s a love.

And then there’s her husband, if not the most reviled man in Britain then running Sir Fred Goodwin a pretty close second. A man who, when he’s not whining about the insulting paucity of a £55,000 a week wage offer, is facing allegations that he showered some sexual conquest in vomit. Perhaps Ashley thinks that by associating with Cheryl some of her good PR might rub off on him, that somehow things will average out and they will come to be seen as a perfectly nice couple. Rather than as they are: the saint and the prat.

If so, his latest indiscretion will hardly have helped his cause. Stroppy, drunk and disorderly, shouting his mouth off on the pavement outside a swanky bar in the early hours, is not a condition most football fans wish to see their leading players in at anytime. But right in the midst of a three-pronged assault on the honours board it is nothing less than a dereliction of duty.

The fact is, however much the runes seem to suggest that Manchester United will hoover up all available silverware, Chelsea are very much in it. Sure, they are behind in the Premier League, but in the FA Cup and Champions League they are as well positioned as Alex Ferguson’s side. Perhaps in Europe they are even better off. Indeed, it is perfectly possible to see the club matching, if not bettering their trio of second places last season. Maybe that was Roman Abramovich’s masterplan all along. This is what happens when you sack a manager halfway through the season, he will doubtless be telling his acolytes, you find yourself right in amongst the trophies at the conclusion of hostilities.

Indeed, such has been Chelsea’s new-found fervour now that Guus Hiddink has taken control, such has been the way the players have been talking up their chances, such has been the ease about the place, the way in which tactics and systems suddenly seem to make sense, that Cole’s aberration is all the more reprehensible. OK, drowning your sorrows at the end of a disappointing term is one thing, but getting bladdered midweek just as things are hotting up is reminiscent of what used to go on at George Graham’s Arsenal or Big Ron’s United, places where Tuesday piss-ups were routine and training largely the opportunity to run off a hangover.

That sort of thing was supposed to be consigned to the past, the days before bleep tests and endless ProZone evaluation. Even Harry Redknapp, a man who hardly behaves like a Presbyterian, recently insisted that these days there is no place for any booze whatsoever in the footballer’s lifestyle. And yet here was Cole, a man who surely must know better, three sheets to the wind and larging it. It must make every Chelsea fan, the very people whose enormous financial commitment keeps the player in Flaming Ferraris, or whatever it is he drinks these days, despair.

Maybe Cheryl could have a word. Either that or she could turn out next week against Juventus. You get the feeling she would be much better received.

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March 6, 2009 Posted by | Ashley Cole, Chelsea, Football, _SPORT | Leave a comment

Idiot Cashley Cole drunken rant at Police

The vastly over-rated, supreme moron and petulant asshole that is Cashley Cole came forth with a drunken rant at Police in the wee hours yesterday at one of London’s most exclusive, and expensive, restaurant.
What the f*ck was this arrogant nitwit doing, getting sloshed in the early hours when the team – albeit a rubbish one – that lavishes him with insane wealth are – albeit feebly – trying to compete for three trophies?!

Why was this moron shouting at the cops and, more importantly, why didn’t he spend the night in stir for abusing cops, instead of getting off scott free with a minor fine? If the average man on the street – i.e. not a multi millionaire footy star! – was abusing cops like that, the story would be very different!

Premier League – Cole apologises to police for drunken rant
Eurosport – Fri, 06 Mar 2009

Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has apologised to the police for a foul-mouthed tirade that led to him being arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct.

However, Cole admits he did not heed their warnings to calm down and regrets not taking their advice. He also made it clear that he had not consumed a vast amount of alcohol.

Cole declared: “I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the police officers on duty last night for my language.

“I felt I was being harassed by paparazzi and while complaining to the police about this at the scene they did warn me to calm down, a warning that I regrettably did not heed.

“I fully appreciate that whatever frustrations I may have had with others that it was completely inappropriate to vent those in conversations with the police.

“However, I do want to make clear that I swore in frustration at the paparazzi’s behaviour. I would never disrespect police officers in anyway.

“I take very seriously my responsibilities as a professional footballer, this includes keeping my body in the best condition.

“Although I had consumed some alcohol earlier in the evening on a night out with friends it had not been excessive.

“But I accept that the language I used on this occasion was wrong. I regret my actions and how it reflects on myself and Chelsea Football Club.”

The 28-year-old was arrested in Brompton Road, South Kensington, at about 2.15am on Thursday morning after emerging from the Collection nightclub.

Police sources said the officers were already on patrol in the street and were not called to any disorder.

One source denied reports they were following up a complaint from a photographer over an alleged bust-up with Cole.

Cole was taken to a central London police station and issued with an £80 fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly before being released shortly after 5.30am.

Cole is likely to be fined by Chelsea.

The Collection nightclub is a popular haunt on the west London celebrity scene.

Before his arrest last night, Cole had joined Chelsea’s first-team squad and more than 300 charity workers, celebrities and supporters for the second annual Chelsea FC and Armani charity fundraiser.

Cole, who racked up a £1,000 bill at the restaurant with team-mates Terry and Michael Mancienne, was “rude” to police after getting frustrated by waiting paparazzi, Mr Maraj revealed.

The manager said the trio had “behaved well” before someone apparently took a picture of Cole inside the restaurant.

The three players enjoyed a range of drinks, some of which may have been bought for them by other guests, he added.

“People were coming up to them during dinner, men and women. They seemed happy and quite polite – all the players came for a quiet night.”

Revealing how Princes William and Harry were previously regular guests at the bar, Mr Maraj added: “I believe there was a photographer inside who took a picture of Cole.

“He (Cole) was more frustrated than being drunk, because of paparazzi – it must have been something.

“My staff told me he stopped to speak to police as he left. He was apparently complaining about paparazzi. My staff said he was being rude to the police.”

He added that the Chelsea players regularly visited his venue and always behaved well.

Cole ate a Japanese steak costing £50, he added.

AFP


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Porn Stars Explain the Stimulus Package (SFW)

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As we wrote about recently, more and more Porn Stars are getting into Politics.

Porn starlets are very used to dealing with Packages!

Therefore, logically, Barack Obama’s Administration have hired a top-grossing porn company to make an educational video about the Stimulus Package!

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Barbie’s sister does her thing at Ken’s Bachelor Party

Great piece from sunydays15

Am I going crazy or does Barbie look kinda hot here!

Man, I really gotta lay off that cough medicine!

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Kim Kardashian at nail salon in LA

Kim Kardashian at an LA nail salon
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We’d recognise that bountiful booty anywhere!

The one great talent of the greatly untalented Kim KardASSian!

We even saw that thing lampooned in a legitimate ‘high brow’ Political Cartoon last week! Check here:“Kim Kardashian’s Ass in Political Cartoon” shocker!

Yes, my ID card does read “Kim ‘the Ass’ Kardashian”!

In this exciting photo-set, KardASSian visits a Nail Salon!

With that ample posterior, should she not be visiting a Tail Salon??!

“I’m so f*cking stoned right now! Where’d those midgets go?”

Man, she sure could’ve dressed up a lot better!

She looks like she’s just ‘coming down’ after three days and nights in a trailer park binging on vodka and pills and making gonzo porn movies with a team of randy midgets!

Has she no respect for the army of paparazzi scum that follows her around everywhere!


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Wayne Coyne rips Arcade Fire a new one!

“I get really tired of their pompousness ……. they really treat people like shit”

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne‘s never been known for keeping his feelings locked up!

Here he let’s fly on over-rated Muzak-Media darlings, Arcade Fire.

Maybe he’s upset that AF use a Flame element in their name!

In retort, Win Butler from the Fire says he met Coyne only once … 3 years ago! He writes about his being offended by this storm in a teacup here: arcadefire.com/yope

We’ve got the ideal solution for both parties to save face!

Yap, stick them both in an MMA ring and only allow one of em to walk out alive!

Our money’s on Wayne!

The victor can record the anguished battle screams and release it later as a concept album with a title like “Fire Can’t Win Against Lips

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Wow! We love Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. He’s always been cool to us, and we appreciate the fact that he always speaks his mind. So, it wasn’t a total shock to hear him tear the Arcade Fire a new asshole.

So, last week, our buddy and colleague Andy Greene is on the phone with the Coyne, when they started talking about some of the movers and shakers in the music world. They talked about Brian Eno, and Radiohead, and then got on the subject of Arcade Fire, which set Coyne off. (Just to clarify, Coyne is not comparing Eno to the Arcade Fire — Eno was just a talking point.)

“I’m a fan of them on one level, but on another level I get really tired of their pompousness,” says Coyne. “We’ve played some shows with them and they really treat people like shit. Whenever I’ve been around them, I’ve found that they not only treated their crew like shit, they treated the audience like shit. They treated everybody in their vicinity like shit. I thought, ‘Who do they think they are?’ I don’t know why people put up with it. I wouldn’t put up with it. I don’t care if it’s Arcade Fire or Brian Eno. If either of them walked into a room and treated people like shit I’d be like, ‘Fuck you, get outta here.’

He continues, “People treat Arcade Fire like they’re the greatest thing ever and they get away with it. Those sort of opinions change my view of their music. They have good tunes, but they’re pricks, so fuck ’em. Who does Arcade Fire think they are? I’ve been around groups. I’ve been around the Edge from U2 and he’s the fucking sweetest guy ever. I was around Justin Timberlake when he was young and he was just a normal, nice, kind person. Anyone can be polite and kind and people who have the privilege and money and attention should understand that. If they don’t, then fuck ’em.”

UPDATE: Through their publicist, the Arcade Fire has declined to comment.

UPDATE #2: Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has responded via his band’s website. (Follow the link to Win’s scrapbook.)

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