You know something is not right when subscribing to a site for online music news and receiving the shattering “exclusive” that Khloe Kardashian has called it quits with French Montana as the latter is getting “needy” and that the reality “star” hasn’t got over her split from Lamar Odom.

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Khloe Kardashian and Monsieur French Montana in happier days

Seriously now, who ARE these people, and what does any of this have to do with music?

Okay, Mr French is, apparently, a rapper, but so are a few losers who live down the road from me and walk around with their pants hanging off their arses and talking about “bitches”, “homies” and “da hood” when they’re three rich guys who don’t need to work and still live with their folks.

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Do THEY get interviewed by Billboard, the music trade publication, some of us once took pride writing for when brilliant music journalist Timothy White was editor, which recently devoted a page to an interview with Mr French?

And why and how and who feeds all these “media outlets” with riveting news like this, all of which shows that the hardest working people in showbiz today are “media reps” and publicists who keep their clients in the public eye and create this illusion that people like Khloe Kardashian and the rest of her KK Klan plus hangers on and moochers like Mr French Montana, unknown rapper, publicity hound and opportunistic, plus all those unknowns who make it onto “music news” with fluff a few months ago surrounding Simon Cowell’s extraordinary ability to father a child, is what people want to know about.

I guess, if something is said long and hard and relentlessly enough, there just might be some who think that because others think this crap is “newsworthy”, believe everything they read as being “important”, and damn, what’s going on in Syria and the Ukraine plus all the news that never sees the light of day about the decline of everything in an America led by a befuddled president needing- terribly- to be liked like a gushing Sally Field receiving an Oscar and that, maybe, just maybe, there’s method in the madness of looking after their country by the leaders in Beijing.

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“Back in the day”, Bob Dylan was -a poet and narrator of life writing for an entire a generation about those “Masters Of War” and how “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”.

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Lennon was letting his un-Beatle-like feelings known with “Revolution”, “Power To The People” and how “Woman Is A Nigger Of The World” before asking us to “Give Peace A Chance” and “Imagine”.

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Curtis Mayfield told us in song about how we needed to get ready ‘cos “there’s a train-a-coming”, Sam Cooke sang that “A Change Is Gonna Come” whereas Marvin Gaye asked “Brother Brother”, “What’s Going On”.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOYuhLNwh3A

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Neil Young cried out for “Ohio” and “Nixon coming” while Paul Simon painted a picture of hope with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.

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Through it all, Hunter S Thompson wrote about Fear And Loathing whereas I now wonder if Watergate was just a political blip when one reads what Edward Snowden has had to say.

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I also wonder if “Tricky Dickie” Nixon with Kissinger on his side was really THAT bad along with Watergate when compared to the warmongering Axis Of Evil under Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney, and the secrets that the very wise Bill Clinton must know along with the reasons why the fascinating, extremely smart and enigmatic Rahm Emmanuel left the Obama Administration.

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Here in the Now, musically at least, we read that Kanye West has been “hospitalised for a headache”, while some go on social media to ask if one of those Taylor Swift “autobiographical” songs is about Katy Perry.

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In the meantime, Oscar Pistorius walks away a free man for the murder of his girlfriend when, in South Africa, one is jailed for thirty years for killing a rhino.

I doubt any of this turning this upside down world into a mixed up flambé will be put into words and music by The Bieb, One Direction, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, the maudlin Joni Mitchell of this generation, or opportunist rapper French Montana and the rest of that tnx manufactured and concocted world of false idols and false everything.

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Hans Ebert
Chairman and CEO
We-Enhance and Fast Track Global Ltd
www.fasttrack.hk

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