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January 14, 2013
Just saw "Searching for Sugar Man." Documentary, yet fairy tale, true story about a fantastic musician, Rodriguez, that created an album in the 70's. Lyrics better than Dylan's. Someone took the album to South Africa; at the time extremely insulated for the purpose of maintaining apartheid. The populous was guided by the lyrics to question authority, question morality of status-quo. He unknowingly became a rock star of S.Africa while he worked construction jobs in Detroit for 15 years. His words were about facing reality. 15 years later, he gets found, elevated, recognized for his participation in apartheid. Beautiful.