October 30th 2007 episode
Just a quick recap today. Maybe the other contributors will chime in in the comments.
Two interviews this evening – Canadian documentary director Bryan Friedman and his 59 year old body builder father Bill Friedman, and singer and social activist Wyclef Jean. Both interviews for me had a sincerity and openness that was good to see.
Not surprised by the first having it because I assume making a documentary about a painful relationship with one’s father would translate to a certain comfort for talking openly about things – especially since the men have had a rapprochement.
George and Wyclef Jean had a great rapport in this interview. Jean seemed so at ease as he spoke about his childhood in Haiti and his motivations/benefits for music – then (chicks) and now (social consciousness). I would love to have heard more about his experiences as an immigrant. For more insight I will have to check out his new album The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant and read the lyrics. When I listen to music I like to read along – maybe it goes back to my days with read-along story book albums (‘after you hear the bell, turn the page’).
I have always loved the ‘Everything You Always Wanted To Know About’ segment and was thrilled to see it was about dreaming – one of my favourite topics and experiences. It featured responses by Jeff Warren, author of The Head Trip.
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