Searching for Sugar Man

searching-for-sugar-man-posterI recently watched the captivating documentary Searching for Sugar Man. It’s about a talented American singer-songwriter-guitarist of the 70s called Rodriguez who couldn’t sell any records in the US, but who was, completely unbeknownst to him, a mega hit in Apartheid South Africa.

Rodriguez’s music inspired liberal-minded SA musicians in their anti-establishment efforts, but his fans here knew NOTHING about him as a person. He was a total enigma, and rumours abounded. Eventually, in the 90s, two South African fans began to investigate …

I won’t give anymore away, as it’s an excellent film and I don’t want to ruin it for you. I just want to promote it further for anyone who hasn’t yet seen it. South Africans in particular will find it intriguing.

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Only very marginally related to the above, but I spotted this the other day and think it funny:

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Thank you, Pinterest, for the laughs!

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2 responses to “Searching for Sugar Man”

  1. Martin White says :

    Was he not South African???

    On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Living my write life wrote:

    > ** > Megan Abigail White posted: “I recently watched the captivating > documentary Searching for Sugar Man. It’s about a talented American > singer-songwriter-guitarist of the 70s called Rodriguez who couldn’t sell > any records in the US, but who was, completely unbeknownst to him, a mega > hit “

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