2017年9月18日 星期一

Trinh Thi Ngo, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), 麥當勞公司吉祥物羅納德·麥克唐納德(Ronald McDonald)

They listened to the songs she played: Bob Dylan or Elvis Presley. Upbeat numbers would have even dog-tired men frenziedly dancing. But then Hannah would switch the mood. Her information was good; she once wished a wistful happy birthday to a soldier who had just been killed
Trinh Thi Ngo, broadcaster for Voice of Vietnam, died on September 30th, aged 87
ECONOMIST.COM

Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulFAjYyGpO8
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麦当劳“疯狂小丑”引公众惊慌
因到处出现“疯狂小丑”或“杀人小丑”,美国以及其它广大地区引发歇斯底里浪潮,迫使麦当劳减少其吉祥物—罗纳德麦克唐纳德的出现。



麥當勞公司週三(10月12日)表示,由於到處發生恐怖小丑嚇人事件,吉祥物羅納德·麥克唐納德(Ronald McDonald)目前在美國採取低調。這個紅發丑角數十年來都是麥當勞連鎖店的全球代表,並通常都參與麥當勞的社會福利工作。不過,現在,因發生鬧鬼現象,這一吉祥物有可能受到誤解。

麥當勞全球發言人希基(Terri Hickey)表示,麥當勞和地方市場合作人將謹慎對待與小丑現像有關的社會氣氛,在吉祥物羅納德麥克唐納參與地方福利活動方面目前採取低調態度。

凝煉/李魚(法新社/路透社/德新社等)
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1977年9月某日傍晚,我初抵倫敦,在Victoria 車站附近找一家B&B。
隔天早餐時,與一對加拿大夫婦閒聊。
旅店的女主人看我是東方人,說,她的女友想請我喝個茶。
客人問我喜歡哪位歌星,我說Cat Stevens......
也許再過十多年,我在The Economist 看到Cat Stevens 改信伊斯蘭教。
這並不怎樣讓我吃驚,因為W. 邱吉爾也動念過; 人類學家 L. Strauss在作品中,對伊斯蘭有很用力的、深沉的探討。
今天看了巨擘兄的分享,想起這些。



For a long time, it has been hard to love the man once known (and now known again) as Cat Stevens.
He was giving us back the songs he’d taken away so many years ago, validating their worth again, and our love for them.
NEWYORKER.COM

Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. Wikipedia
BornJuly 21, 1948 (age 68), Marylebone, United Kingdom
Full nameSteven Demetre Georgiou



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Cat Stevens/Yusef brought 50 years of music together in one night during his sold-out show ...

The Cubs, Cars, Cat Stevens, Consumers, and Capitalism
The American Prospect - 13 hours ago




不知道是否純粹是年紀的關係,聽來聽去還是6、70年代的歌能縈繞心頭、久久不去。這首Cat Stevens的Sad Lisa就是其中之一。聽 67歲的 Cat Stevens唱來,感染力更強。





Cat Stevens - sad lisa feb 2015
YOUTUBE.COM
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