Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Genius: there's no other word for it - Part XXXXVIII (I think!)

This was originally a fill piece, to "advertise" the musical diversity available on the Beeb. I guess there was so much enthusiasm for it, that it was used for the 1997 Children in Need appeal. It's beautifully done, anyway, and the song is majestic.



Addendum:
I thought I should add the Lou Reed original. No swanky video - this was taken from the wonderful 1973 album, Transformer:

6 comments:

Stephany said...

I like it

Ana said...

Me too.
I wish we could mobilize some artists to do an alert about drugging children.

Radagast said...

Well, it's easy enough to say something broad and unarguable, such as "stop cruelty to children," because nobody will argue in favour of cruelty to children - not publicly, anyway. But the argument by the companies is that these drugs are actually beneficial, and without doing a helluva lot of research, it's difficult to understand how this supposedly scientific position is anything but that.

Don't forget: we're arguing against an entire system... Not only the system of pseudo science, complete with rigged clinical trials, data manipulation, KOLs, ghostwriters, and the rest, but also the deferential attitude that most people have, whereby their unquestioning attitude to anything that authority says is true presents a real stumbling block for those who perceive that they have suffered at the system's hands.

Matt

Ana said...

"Don't forget: we're arguing against an entire system... "
Yep!
I have to remember it from time to time.
I talked to the only physician I trust on Friday. He is a GP and I always go to see him when I'm in trouble. He gave me the prescription to physiotherapy I need.
When I tell him what has happened to me he trust me and says "Don't stop denouncing."
It is so good to have some validations from a physician. I told him about many of the side effects and withdrawal and he said: "Yes. But when the psychiatrist come and say "You are sick..." everything you said is put in disbelief. This is amazing!"
The first time I talked to him I said "I hate physicians." and he replied "Me too." lol
I said to myself "Found the right person."

The last time I went to see the psychiatrist that gives me the prescription to buy the drugs I told him that they should stop prescribing clonazepam... "It helps many patients!" he replied smiling.
In Brazil one person doesn't know two of three friends that are taking clonazepam.
An entire generation and the next one is addicted to this thing.
I told the woman at the mental institution that she should not take and if I received this advise when I was taking it for 1 month my whole... blah blah blah...
She trusted... the psychiatrist.
I'm in a mental institution asking for psych-drugs... not a single chance of being heard especially in a country that there is nothing, nothing on the web to say: "Maybe this drug is your problem."
You may say: "Why don't you start?"
Mission Impossible. I would have so many visits claiming the opposite that it would be a waste of time.
I did it already in social networking.
Useless...
I believe we have maybe 70 blogs in English.
I wish I knew the amount of blogs that is fighting the same war.

Ana said...

I received an award
Of course you are on my list...
lol
DON't publish it NOW.
It's a surprise.
:)

Radagast said...

You're very kind, to me!

As to arguing against the system... I don't bother. I've found that saying "this doesn't work," is less effective as a methodology than saying "this doesn't work; this other thing works, instead," and then backing my words up with action. And I tend to reserve any comments for people who are already looking for an alternative.

Matt