For reasons which remain obscure to me, certain “personalities” become prominent in the media despite having next to no talent, ability or even that much of a personality (Myf Warhurst springs shudderingly to mind).
Another mystifying “personality” is musician Ben Lee.
I have no strong feelings about Mr Lee either way (other than he appears to be something of a cunt) but really, some people should just shut up and sing.
The Age quotes him as saying;
Lee says that as he approached 30, he also began paying more attention to what was going on in the world in a broader sense. He has read heavily about foreign policy and climate change. "We've become incapable of looking after each other," he says. "When Obama was sitting down and talking to the enemy, he was criticised. The message was that it was unmanly to sit down and talk. The very qualities frowned upon were the ones I wanted to make this album attributed to. It requires a shift in attitude and the way we look at things."
Actually Ben, that’s probably a bit too humble – do you think you could compare yourself to Jesus, Buddha and Allah instead?
In a break-out piece which only appears in the dead-tree version, the paper also quotes him as saying;
“Central to his spirituality is his relationship to India. “It feels like India is the heart of the world,” he says. “It’s not a hugely materialistic culture.”
Gee Ben, thanks for stereotyping a nation of several million people.
Next from Ben
“Those darkies really have a sense of rhythm.”
“Women are all gentle and nurturing”
and the ever populate favourite
“Jews are obsessed with money.”
The only disease I’d catch from you can be cleared up with a good dose of penicillin.