Last login: Monday, November 12, 2012
I saw the film "Searching for Sugarman" last night. As a result of that and my research, I am starting to believe that the reason Sixto Rodriguez was denied musical stardom in the US was not because "his records didn't sell", but because of his affiliation with the Brown Berets at a time when the Establishment was terrified of them. Of course, I have no proof as yet, and I wonder if I would live very long if I did, but I do frankly suspect that powerful political and economic interests decided that Rodriguez had to be prevented from reaching a mass audience by any means necessary. In short, he was too radical AND too good, and thus too dangerous for Amerikan fascism. He may have instinctively felt that, had he continued to seek major fame (like what he had in South Africa and Australia), he would have met the same fate that John Lennon eventually met. I only posted this seemingly immaterial comment here brcause I have been unable to post it anywhere else (e.g., on aztlan.net or Brown Beret websites).
November 12, 2012 at 11:33 a.m.
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