Obituary thread of notable or obscure folk: Cindy Williams

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2 hours ago, pappnase said:

Coolio wrote probably the first rap song I ever actually liked.

 

 

 

Rest in Peace Coolio. You will be missed. That was just amazing that video. Full of raw emotion.

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1 hour ago, pappnase said:

 

No I mean he wrote a rap song I liked.  The point about rap is the "words".

Obviously Stevie Wonder wrote a banging tune and some good words for passtime paradise, but the lyrics and the rap parts of Gangster Paradise meant something. It is quite possible for something to be derived from something else (like Gangsta Paradise clearly is) and still be good (Which again).

I agree.  I posted that because I only found out about the Stevie Wonder song last year.  I'm always amazed at the amount of songs which I think are completely original but they're not.  I actually preferred the LV version of gangsters paradise which is sung all the way through. 

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Released in 1995, the Stevie Wonder-sampling, L.V.-featuring “Gangsta’s Paradise” was an ominous yet infectious document of gangster life, a darker offering from a man with a pretty lighthearted persona (if his iconic hair wasn’t proof enough, Coolio’s earlier output had built him a reputation for bringing a humorous perspective to his tales of violence). The track spent three weeks at No. 1 and earned a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. The song was also famously parodied by “Weird Al” Yankovic, who reimagined it as “Amish Paradise.”

 

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Littlefeather represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973,
this was her speech to the academy.
 
 

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Hello. 
My name is Sacheen Littlefeather. I'm Apache and I am president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee. I'm representing Marlon Brando this evening, and he has asked me to tell you in a very long speech which I cannot share with you presently, because of time, but I will be glad to share with the press afterwards, that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry – excuse me... and on television in movie re-runs, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee. I beg at this time that I have not intruded upon this evening, and that we will in the future, our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity.

Thank you on behalf of Marlon Brando. 

 

 

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 Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.

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Picture on the right: gorgeous.

Second from left: looks like Sturgeon, SNP leader in Scotland. 

Oh dear... politicians.😂

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May she Rest In Peace- I loved he her in many classic movies duch as Samson and Dalilah the Manchurian Cansidata Bed Knobs an bl d Broom Sticks Mutiny and many others. and then Murder She Wrote absolutely brliant performance.

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2 minutes ago, snowingagain said:

Robby Coltrane.  I liked all sorts of his.  Cracker.  And of course my kids loved him as Hagrid.

 

Bit sad about this one. I liked Cracker a lot, but I remember "Laugh I nearly paid the licence fee" which was one of those "experimental" comedy shows back in the day. Nuns on the Run and The Pope must Die were fairly entertaining movies as well.

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Just re-watched the first episode of Cracker, it's compelling TV. Gonna have to watch this all again now. He will be missed.

 

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On 10/3/2022, 11:44:54, pappnase said:

Littlefeather represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, this was her speech to the academy.

Well, this is something.  According to Littlefeather’s sisters her Native American identity was a complete fabrication.  Just wild. 🤦‍♀️

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/oct/24/sacheen-littlefeather-faked-native-american-ancestry-say-family

 

 

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Wow that is wild. I wonder why the sister waited until she was dead to say anything? This would have been news in 1973 as much as it is news now.

 

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