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Originally posted by chorizo4
As the number one telepath in the American southwest, couldn't TPTB pay me to predict an outcome? My services are available for a price.
Ginger, the cat is placed in her own room for roudy behavior.
Ginger, the cat, challenges Paul the octopus. Let him predict the future.
OK, I'm not kidding.
I'm broke, I'm worthless, my girlfriend is sleeping with my former best friend
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
As mentioned, this forum is for your most outlandish and extreme speculative conspiracy theory ideas. The intent is for like-minded members to engage in collaborative discussions about these theories in an environment that embraces and encourages extreme thought.
But what's got Mr. Baker reliving his Fela period is the new "25th Anniversary Edition" of Band on the Run (Capitol), a digital valentine from Paul McCartney to his late wife and Wing mate, Linda. The album was mostly recorded in Nigeria, at the EMI studio there, and Mr. Baker rates a condescending mention in the liner notes written by company man Mark Lewisohn: "There was also some tension with the drummer Ginger Baker, formerly of Cream, who had left England for Nigeria and set up a recording venue in Ikeja. Baker wanted Paul to record all of his album at his place, ARC Studio; to keep the peace, Paul promised to go there for a day." That one session produced a single track that made it on to the album, "Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)." The liner notes continue, "Pleasingly, Ginger Baker joined in the fun, playing a percussive tin of gravel on the song."
"I am *... angry," Mr. Baker said. He said he had made all the arrangements with the Nigerian Government for Mr. McCartney to record at his studio and that when Paul allegedly double-crossed him by switching to EMI, it was he who saved him from Fela's wrath. "The actual truth of the matter is that Band on the Run would never have been recorded if it wasn't for me," he said. "I got a phone call that Fela and the army–this is about 40 strong–had arrived at EMI studios and stopped the session. They took over EMI."
Mr. Baker said he thinks Fela's response was prompted "mostly" out of his concern for the shabby way Mr. McCartney had treated Mr. Baker. (The drummer said he was the only white man to have sat on Fela's Council, at a table shaped like Africa, where "we would make decisions about strategies for things.") The liner notes provide a different, though plausible-sounding, account of the EMI incident, with Fela accusing Mr. McCartney of stealing African music. (Plausible to Fela maybe; one listens in vain to "Band on the Run" or "Jet" for traces of Afro-Beat or juju.) In any event, Baker said he had a chat with Fela at the studio and made things right: "I said, 'It is Paul McCartney, we really can't do this, blah, blah and the sessions continued. They wouldn't have done it without my intervention. Paul McCartney is an asshole, make no mistake about it. Sue me, Paul, go ahead and sue me because you'll lose several *...' million dollars."
Originally posted by TheAssociate
reply to post by chorizo4
Kinda seems the number one telepath in the American southwest would have been able to foresee his girlfriend cheating on him with his friend...