Best way is…

Monday 20 July 2015, 12.00pm HKT


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The best way you’re looking for … they’re the losers, he says.

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The ‘male’ rockstar, according to Annie Lennox

Tuesday 6 August 2013, 12.06am HKT

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“What are the qualities that represent a quintessential ‘rock star’ of the male category?

“I would say … a certain ‘louchness’ — an absolute swagger — the prowess of Hercules combined with the intelligence of a streetwise Aristotle — the sexuality of a female predatory cat, dancing with the moves of a transcendent shaman, mixed in with the yowling whoops and calls of legendary blues kings … You must have wildness — snake hips — gender ambivalence — totally individual style and a particular type of narcissism that leaves a trail of broken hearts in it’s wake … That’s a ‘Rock God’ for ya!”

Annie Lennox on Facebook, Sat 03 Aug 2013 ca. 12.38pm UTC


I personally know a few rock stars and actors in my day. My take is that the real trait — the prime trait, but not necessarily the most visible one — is one of getting things done when the ‘get-it-done’ time comes.

The rock star has no choice. There’s so much distraction, so many distractions, such intense disruptions, that they’d must have that get-things-done blood running in their veins. If not, the person isn’t a rockstar then.

(Image via Annie Lennox on Facebook)



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What if it hurts?

Wednesday 26 June 2013, 9.50am HKT

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Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (left) vs. Peter O’Toole


Potter: “Ouch! It bloody hurts that! So what’s the trick then?”

Lawrence: “The trick, William Potter, is not minding it hurts.”

— scene where Lawrence puts out a lit candle with his fingers (slowly) in “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962), directed by David Lean


And that’s how it works in general life too.



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