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Review: Savages Weren’t the First to Make Love a Battlefield on ‘Adore Life’

Savages’ conflicted thesis statement for their seething sophomore LP, Adore Life, lopes into the album’s stark black-and-white frame on its flamenco-tinged second track, “Evil”: “Don’t try to change / The way they made you,” Jehnny Beth snarls from deep within her throat. During the song’s coda, she yelps the title over and over again, as if trying to exorcise her own demons by breaking them upon Fay Milton’s punishing drums. Her verses’ sneering terms are broad, yet specific enough to encompass religion (“Stay Catholic”) and how women are socialized in our culture (“Only one way to raise a family”), but those two lines in particular apply to how the clique of four imperious London punks chose to follow their towering 2013 debut, Silence Yourself. Really, they also apply to how any band grows in power, maturity, and technique while staying faithful enough to what their audience expects from them.

Plenty of artists don’t care about that last part, but Beth, Milton, guitarist Gemma Thompson, and bassist Ayşe Hassan do. Silence erupted through headphones and amps and thrashed necks forward and back with rare feral ferocity, channeling the future ghosts of Michael Gira and Nick Cave. And then there was the content roaring out of Beth’s mouth — lyrics so simultaneously brunt and obtuse that their subtleties were somewhat taken for granted: One speed-metallic ode to consensual BDSM was believed to be about domestic violence by the pearl-grasping set.

To recapture live crowds’ rapt responses to their sets of tightly coiled restraint and eviscerating release, Savages posted up in Brooklyn for a January residency, under the auspices of testing out new material with those who would be most keen on absorbing it. For their second album they also enlisted longtime producer Johnny Hostile (who’s also Beth’s partner). The four unfailingly black-clad musicians went to “shake things up” after a stagnant writing session on their home turf, and their winter of discontent pushed them to write ten songs about the exact opposite of what fans might have expected: Life, love, and — gasp — actually caring.

That all sounds a little boring on paper, and can be on the lyrics sheet as well. Not even Beth’s rockabilly Mark E. Smith yelps over Hasan’s taut, strutting bass can save “Sad Person” from the tired comparison of love to drugs: “What happens in your brain / Is the same as a rush of cocaine.” Her songs of the heart work better when they’re tortured into strange new shapes by Thompson’s fretwork. On “Adore,” at first she emotes to the point of straight-up Morrissey, plaintively wondering, “Is it human to adore life?” over the chorus’ crashing, Johnny Marr-reminiscent guitars. It isn’t until she howls the title, her voice burning brightly (and then out) in a vortex of hissing hi-hats and simmering crackles, that hairs raise and you remember why you wanted to rip off the head of that douchebag who objectified Milton.

When they try “Slowing Down the World” on the next track, which comes and goes with ho-hum surges of static feedback — which already, at this point in the record, seems to be nothing more than a device for filling the absence of more novel noises — it’s a bit of a disappointment. Adore Life’s second half is much heavier than the first, with roiling brown notes of background noise ricocheting in the void as Beth weaponizes love by contextualizing it in terms of war: the title of “Surrender,” retribution (“This is what you get when you mess with love!”). Much of Savages’ initial acclaim came from those craving sleek yet unfettered rock, who had their eyeballs melted by those strobe lights and the musicians’ own heated emanations, and it’s not hard to understand how a New York test crowd would go nuts over such thundering homages to Throbbing Gristle.

Too often on tape, though, the album sags under its own weight. The  f**k you and your iPhone, too rage of Silence Yourself, bristling inexhaustibly with riffs so wiry they’re wince-inducing, has been sapped from its successor. Love can be savage, but it can be even more difficult to smash together such intimate feelings, even if they’re boiling over so much you want to put your fingers down the other person’s throat (as on “When In Love”). Gnarly rippers don’t come without at least a little cold-eyed glint and bitter, gritted teeth. And this time, as they say themselves, Savages chose love.

Ex-drug executive Shkreli hires lawyer to celebrities for fraud case

By Nate Raymond

NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, facing an indictment for engaging in securities fraud, replaced his legal team on Tuesday with a New York lawyer whose past clients have included former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Shkreli, 32, had gained notoriety before his indictment when Turing Pharmaceuticals, which he headed at the time, raised the price of a drug used to treat a dangerous parasitic infection to $750 from $13.50.

The lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, confirmed on Tuesday that he had been hired to represent Shkreli, who was arrested in December on charges filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.

“We are confident that he will be fully exonerated,” Brafman said in a statement. “It is clear that Mr. Shkreli never intended to violate the law, nor did he ever intend to defraud anyone.”

Shkreli, during an interview on Fox Business Network on Tuesday, said he was “excited” about hiring Brafman, whose clients have also included rock star Michael Jackson, football player Plaxico Burress and rapper Jay-Z.

“You know, his track record is impeccable, and I think that to the extent that he’s representing me going forward, I think we’re going to put our best foot forward,” Shkreli said.

The criminal charges against Shkreli stem from his prior management of hedge fund MSMB Capital Management and biopharmaceutical company Retrophin Inc.

Prosecutors said Shkreli had engaged in a Ponzi-like scheme, defrauding investors in MSMB and misappropriating $11 million in assets from Retrophin to repay them.

Shkreli, who has pleaded not guilty, had previously been represented in the case by law firm Arnold & Porter, but last month disclosed he planned to hire new legal counsel.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, the day before he is expected to appear at a congressional hearing on drug pricing and assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination under the U.S. Constitution.

Brafman in 2001 secured the acquittal of Combs on gun and bribery charges stemming from a shooting in a New York nightclub.

He later represented Strauss-Kahn in 2011 in a sexual assault case involving a hotel maid. The charges were dropped later that year at the prosecution’s request amid questions about the maid’s credibility.

Brafman currently is representing Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng against federal charges that he bribed former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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Céline Dion: un proche raconte ses derniers jours avec René

Nous vous avons déjà raconté l’histoire du premier baiser que Céline Dion avait échangé avec René Angelil, décédé le 14 janvier dernier des suites d'un cancer de la gorge. Nous vous avions raconté la terrible semaine qui l’attendait après la mort de son frère aîné Daniel Dion, qui l’a quittée 48 heures après l’amour de sa vie. (Et à l’enterrement duquel elle a préféré ne pas se rendre, histoire de ne pas lui voler la vedette).

Nous avions apprécié les mots justes que Céline Dion a su trouver pour parler  à ses jumeaux Eddy et Nelson, âgés de cinq ans seulement, et le discours émouvant qu’a prononcé son fils aîné René Charles , lors des obsèques de son père. Nous vous avions aussi décrit son dernier cadeau, le coussin de mariage que Céline Dion a délicatement placé dans son cercueil.

Vous pensiez que nous vous avions tout dit ? Et bien non ! Aujourd’hui, le magazine américain “People” donne la parole au producteur Ken Ehrlich, un ami de Céline Dion, à ses côtés au Colosseum Caesars Palace de Las Vegas. Ce proche ne cache pas l’état de grande tristesse dans lequel se trouve Céline Dion.“Son cœur est brisé en mille morceaux, confie-t-il. Elle est dévastée. Avec René, ils étaient tellement sur la même longueur d'onde”.

Ken Ehrlich revient sur le calvaire qu’a vécu René Angelil avant de mourir.  "Il y avait des jours avec et des jours sans. Parfois, il arrivait à se lever de son lit et à marcher dans la chambre, jouer avec les enfants. Et d'autres jours, il était trop fatigué". Avant de préciser: “Céline Dion ne voyageait plus. Elle voulait être avec lui 24h/24, 7jours/7 au cas où quelque chose arriverait. Le jour de sa mort, elle était à la maison avec ses trois enfants”. Sans doute une bien maigre consolation.

Photos : Céline Dion et les enfants, tellement dignes aux obsèques de René Angélil

Retrouvez cet article sur Femmeactuelle.fr

Céline Dion : sa vie après René Angélil
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Céline Dion fond en larmes en évoquant la maladie de René Angélil
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