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ADVENT 3 - LISTEN: Lee Scratch Perry - Santa Claus

DOWNLOAD: Lee Scratch Perry - Santa Claus

SO, it's a weird one this. Lee "Scratch" Perry doing a mental space-house tune loosely Christmas related with the repeated refrain, "Santa Claus! Mickey Mouse! Walt Disney!" taken from his Grammy-nominated 2008 LP Repentance, co-produced by Andrew W.K., a collaboration which, according to legend started "with a chance meeting between Perry and hyper-energetic artist/producer Andrew W.K. at SXSW in 2006... the pair formed an unthinkable friendship which led to a musical collaboration... the album fuses reggae with hip-hop and dancehall, making a timeless Perry album that can only be described as a true masterpiece."

However, in an interview with Flavorwire, Perry described a different scenario.

"There’s a lot of misunderstanding about the whole concept of the album," said Perry. "He came to the studio in Germany. We didn’t have an understanding that he would be the producer or anything like that. I think he just came to sit in on the sessions.

The music was mixed in Switzerland by me. We only mixed two songs with the intention that we would put them on the album. We then discovered that [Andrew W.K.] went behind our back and decided to put out the album with the two songs that we did here. I didn’t even finish [mixing] the album when I discovered that the album was about to be released.

It was not supposed to be on the street yet, because we only had the mix of “God Save His King” and “Pum Pum.” The other tracks needed harmonizing. It really wasn’t finished. I like to work on an album and sit and decide when it’s finished. I don’t understand why they released the other ten tracks without my OK."

Weird, huh?

Gary Glitter: The People's Paedo

From Playlouder:

Celebrated peado and glam rock pioneer Gary Glitter (the people's paedophile) is finally coming home to the land that loves him so well.

Gary (real name Paul Gadd) has been incarcerated in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for what seems like an eternity - and all for having sex with a few children.

You know what it's like - they say they're 10, but they look at least 12, so naturally you conduct "obscene acts" with them (against their will if need be), and the next thing you know you're behind bars in a tropical climate.

What a savage, savage land.

Anyway, Glitter apparently didn't want to come home, and I've no idea why, because it's high time he had a come-back and I haven't looked at the papers today but I'm sure the people of Great Britain are more than happy to welcome him back into their lives. He has, after all, served his sentence and was let out early for good behaviour.

Here's to many more years of good behaviour, and great music, from Gary, and if a few children have to get molested along the way, well - surely that's a small price to pay?

Gary Glitter: The People's Paedo

From Playlouder:

Celebrated peado and glam rock pioneer Gary Glitter (the people's paedophile) is finally coming home to the land that loves him so well.

Gary (real name Paul Gadd) has been incarcerated in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for what seems like an eternity - and all for having sex with a few children.

You know what it's like - they say they're 10, but they look at least 12, so naturally you conduct "obscene acts" with them (against their will if need be), and the next thing you know you're behind bars in a tropical climate.

What a savage, savage land.

Anyway, Glitter apparently didn't want to come home, and I've no idea why, because it's high time he had a come-back and I haven't looked at the papers today but I'm sure the people of Great Britain are more than happy to welcome him back into their lives. He has, after all, served his sentence and was let out early for good behaviour.

Here's to many more years of good behaviour, and great music, from Gary, and if a few children have to get molested along the way, well - surely that's a small price to pay?