Last Friday we saw a really interesting film or better said, documentary Searching for Sugar Man. Although we were supposed to be a larger number of pupils, we all enjoyed it and as other extra-curricular activities at the EOI it was worth.
Needless to say, this is a must-see film which tells the story of the life of Sixto Rodriguez, an absolutely brilliant and talented singer-songwriter whose career wasn’t as successful as it had been expected, at least it wasn’t in the United States. While he sold like six copies of his album Cold Fact in USA, in South Africa he sold millions of records. He became a hero there and his songs national anthems.
Listen to this song I Wonder. Catchy, isn't it?
I Wonder (1970)
Rodriguez’s story is too strange to be true. He comes from a blue-collar family from Mexico who moved to the States in order to have a better life. However, I’m not going to give you more details about him.
Listen to another song from his first album Cold Fact which got people free their minds.
Forget it (1970)
And let's finish this entry with Rodriguez's words. One of his best moments of his life was the concert that took place in Cape Town on 6th March 1998 -he was back and said:
"Thank you for keeping me alive"
A meaningful sentence but if you want to find out why, just watch the film.
If you attended school on Friday and saw the film, did you like it? What do you think of this singer? Do you like his songs? Had you heard of him and his amazing life before?
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