The BBC’s On This Day feature is often very interesting. The March 11th entry relates to the 1977 story of Roman Polanski being charged with statutory rape.
“Polanski was the husband of actress Sharon Tate, who was one of seven people murdered by the Charles Manson family in 1969.
Born in Paris but raised in Poland, he suffered a tragic childhood in which his Jewish mother was taken off to a concentration camp.”
Of course Polanski fled to France where he has since remained safe from extradition because his behaviour, had it happened there instead of the USA, would not have been a crime.
And a hero of mine, Stan Sakai, is interviewed at UGO:
“UGO: What superpower would you like to have?
STAN: I think the ability not to get lost.”
I’ve been listening to a few preview tracks from the new Queens of the Stone Age album on Xfm and they sound great.