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Strange timing with the CBC so-called scandal of Buffy Ste Marie on Fifth Estate airing and the term Jacqueline Keeler's serious muck raking work helped restore to our consciousness well beyond "GOTCHA!" journalism: PRETENDIANS and addressing questions of whose interests are being served while analyzing bigger ramifications than personal gain or career advancement.

For instance how and why Buffy Ste Marie or anyone born to one set of parents and raised by them in a privileged suburban environment would choose to adopt the persona of a Cree (or Anishinabe or Miq Maq or Algonquin Iroquois Confederacy First Nations) Saskatoon, Midwestern Canadian Province of Saskatchewan biologically born "indigene" and spend nearly 82 years of her ever-so-productive life to this point, while good for the tribal causes of preservation of language, cultural education and career opportunities as well as retrieval of suppressed history\herstory. Meanwhile claiming she was adopted by the suburban Maine & Massachusetts parents Santamaria of Italian-American descent named on her U.S. birth certificate.

More puzzling, yet not given how only Buffy and her brother Alan know the truth about her lawyer's and her own blackmailing letter to her brother warning that if he continues to write letters to editor noting his sister Beverly aka Buffy was biologically born to their shared non-indigene parents, then Buffy and her Hollywood lawyer would go public with never made charges of pedophilia and of Alan abusing her as kids.
Investigating Buffy Sainte-Marie’s claims to Indigenous ancestry - The Fifth Estate
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"Music icon Buffy Sainte-Marie’s claims to Indigenous ancestry are being called into question by family members and a Fifth Estate investigation that includes genealogical documentation, historical research and personal accounts. The Fifth Estate examines the harms of “pretendians” — those faking Indigenous heritage."

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Compare with a 7 years earlier CBC documentary on Buffy Ste Marie that carried no such revelations, just the positive effects of her prodigious and sustained personal and communal accomplishments keeping the family stuff private. There is a very robust viewer Comments section on the earlier documentary where comments were allowed:
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Documentary
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"For the very first time, a television documentary chronicled the extraordinary life of world-renowned Native American entertainer Buffy Sainte-Marie. The one-hour documentary had its world premiere in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Ontario College of Art & Design with Buffy Sainte-Marie and director, Joan Prowse in attendance."

"Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life, chronicled the achievements of Sainte-Marie and her personal journey as singer, songwriter, artist, teacher and activist. Featuring interviews with Joni Mitchell, Randy Bachman, Steppenwolf’s John Kay, Robbie Robertson, Bill Cosby and folk legend Eric Andersen; Buffy Sainte-Marie: Other noteworthy appearances in the film are those of Pete Seeger and Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman. A Multimedia Life ties in current and archival footage including interviews with Sainte-Marie, past performances and still photos entwined with personal stories."

"Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life had its world television premiere on CHUM Television on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 8:00 p.m. E.T. on BRAVO!"

"Information on the 2006 event had been available through John Bessai at or telephone (416) 504-9940."

"Produced by CineFocus Canada"

"CineFocus Canada was founded in 1991 to produce insightful and entertaining television documentaries and educational videos. Today our roster includes over 20 hours of prime-time TV programs and more than 30 educational videos. These programs are often produced in both French and English and are sold around the world."

"Broadcast over the FNX | First Nations Experience television network"

"FNX | First Nations Experience is the first and only nationally distributed TV channel exclusively devoted to Native American and World Indigenous content. FNX originates from the studios of KVCR-PBS in San Bernardino, CA. "

Hope KBOO can respect their audience enough to at least note that either Paul Roland and\or both Paul and Jacqueline Keeler could not make it down to do their weekly community radio program (for which KBOO broadcasters and program producers do not get paid) due to either disclosed or undisclosed reasons.

This situ is all understandable and no more of a scandal than a show biz performing artist and songwriter choosing to adopt a persona for creating perspectives and narrative composites of people she may or may not have met in her life. The station should just let those taking the time to tune in live and suggest to a Media Discussion List being curated that this subject might be discussed given the timing and the serious nature of Keeler's muck raking work analyzing the varieties of reasons and macro\micro socio-economic-political effects of PRETENDIANS.

Hope they get back to furthering discussion of this subject cuz we all need as a Pay2Play broadcast distracted nation of Predatory Capitalism to think our way through the internal contradictions many of us internalize in ways that should be addressed communally while respecting folks's family lives and wishes to maintain confidentiality.

Also, what is publicly known about "Rock Stars" can and often is misleading. Ms. Ste Marie was married and creatively partnered with a rather unstable if highly regarded musician and record producer whose career began by being partnered with the truly scary Pop Hit Music producer of choice of such diverse artists as John Lennon, Leonard Cohen and those session stars of L.A. dba The Wrecking Crew:

Jack Nitzsche


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Jack Nitzsche
Background information
Birth name Bernard Alfred Nitzsche
Born April 22, 1937
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died August 25, 2000 (aged 63)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Pop[1] rock surf[2] classical avant-garde

Occupation(s) Composer, orchestrator, arranger, session musician, record producer
Instrument(s) Piano, organ, vocals, saxophone
Years active 1955–1998

"Bernard Alfred "Jack" Nitzsche (/ˈniːtʃi/ NEECH-ee;[3] April 22, 1937 – August 25, 2000) was an American musician, arranger, songwriter, composer, and record producer.[4] He first came to prominence in the early 1960s as the right-hand-man of producer Phil Spector, and went on to work with the Rolling Stones and Neil Young, among others. He also worked extensively in film scores, notably for the films Performance, The Exorcist and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. In 1983, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for co-writing "Up Where We Belong" with Buffy Sainte-Marie."

Life and career

"Nitzsche was born in Chicago[4] and raised on a farm in Newaygo, Michigan, the son of German immigrants. He moved to Los Angeles in 1955 with ambitions of becoming a jazz saxophonist.[5] He was hired by Sonny Bono, who was at the time an A&R executive at Specialty Records, as a music copyist. While there, Nitzsche wrote a novelty hit titled "Bongo Bongo Bongo".[6] Nitzsche wrote with Bono the song "Needles and Pins" for Jackie DeShannon, later recorded by the Searchers.[4] His instrumental composition "The Lonely Surfer"[4] entered the Cash Box top 100 on August 3, 1963, and reached No. 37.[7] "

"He became arranger and conductor for producer Phil Spector,[4] and orchestrated the Wall of Sound for almost all Spector's hits, perhaps best exemplified by "River Deep, Mountain High"[8] by Ike and Tina Turner. Nitzsche worked with Earl Palmer, Leon Russell, Roy Caton, Glen Campbell, Carol Kaye and Hal Blaine in The Wrecking Crew, the backing band for many pop acts such as the Beach Boys and the Monkees. Nitzsche arranged the title song of Doris Day's film Move Over, Darling, which was a successful single on the pop charts of the time.[9] "

"While organizing the music for the T.A.M.I. Show television special in 1964, he met the Rolling Stones and went on to play keyboards on their albums The Rolling Stones, Now! (The Rolling Stones No. 2 in the UK), Out of Our Heads, Aftermath and Between the Buttons as well as on their hit singles "Paint It, Black" and "Let's Spend the Night Together"; he also wrote the choral arrangements for "You Can't Always Get What You Want".[8] In 1968 he introduced the band to slide guitarist Ry Cooder, a seminal influence on the band's 1969–1973 style."

"On several Rolling Stones records, he was credited as player of the "Nitzsche-phone". In an obituary on Gadfly Online, former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham explained the credit: "

" I made that up for the credits on those Stones albums—it was just a regular piano (or maybe an organ) mic'd differently. It was all part of this package that was created around the Stones. People believed it existed. The idea was meant to be: "My god, they've had to invent new instruments to capture this new sound they hear in their brains." And they were inventing fresh sounds with old toys—therefore, it deserved to be highlighted—it was the read-up of creation, of imagination—getting credit for a job well done.[10] "

"He collaborated with Neil Young,[8] beginning with producing "Expecting to Fly" by Buffalo Springfield.[4] plus the song "On the Way Home". In 1968, Nitzsche and Cooder co-produced Young's eponymous solo debut with David Briggs.[4] As he was moving from baroque to hard rock, Young hired Nitzsche for The Stray Gators, the session musicians behind Young on Harvest (1972) and Time Fades Away (1973).[4] "

"Nitzsche played electric piano with Crazy Horse throughout 1970. Despite frequent clashes with Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina, Nitzsche remained with the band after Young left in 1970. Nitzsche produced the band's 1971 self-titled debut album and sang lead vocal on "Crow Jane Lady". He left Crazy Horse after the album's commercial failure. "

"While remaining prolific throughout the 1970s, he began to suffer from depression and problems connected to substance abuse. His relationship with Young began to deteriorate during the 1973 support tour for Harvest that yielded Time Fades Away. During rehearsals, drummer Kenny Buttrey demanded a salary of $100,000 to compensate for lost session work, leading Nitzsche (with support from bassist Tim Drummond) to prevail upon Young to extend this salary to the other band members."

"Although Young reluctantly agreed, Nitzsche thought Young never got over it. Nitzsche frequently spewed obscenities into his vocal mike (leading Young's sound engineers to disconnect it) and often quarreled with David Crosby, who joined the tour's final dates to assist with vocal harmonies. After he publicly castigated Young in a 1974 interview, the two men became estranged for several years and collaborated only sporadically.[11] Later that year, he was dropped from the Reprise roster after recording a song criticizing executive Mo Ostin. This period culminated in his arrest for allegedly breaking into the home of and then raping ex-girlfriend Carrie Snodgress, formerly Young's companion, with a gun barrel on June 29, 1979. Snodgress was treated at the hospital for a bone fracture, cuts and bruises and had 18 stitches. The charge of rape by instrumentation (which carries a five-year sentence) was dismissed.[12] "

"In 1979, Nitzsche produced Graham Parker's album Squeezing Out Sparks. Nitzsche produced three Willy DeVille albums beginning in the late 1970s: Cabretta (1977), Return to Magenta (1978) and Coup de Grâce (1981). Nitzsche said DeVille was the best singer he had ever worked with.[13] "

"Nitzsche began to concentrate more on film music rather than pop music in the mid-1970s, becoming one of the more prolific film orchestrators in Hollywood during the period. In 1983, he received the Academy Award for Best Song for co-writing "Up Where We Belong" (from the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman)[5] with Will Jennings and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Nitzsche had also worked on film scores throughout his career, such as his contributions to the Monkees movie Head, the theme music from Village of the Giants (recycling an earlier single, "The Last Race") and the soundtracks for Performance (1970), The Exorcist (1973),[8] One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975),[8][14] Hardcore (1979), The Razor's Edge (1984) and Starman (also 1984). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score and a Grammy for his contributions to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, his first of many studio projects with Scott Mathews.[14][15] "

"In the mid-1990s, an inebriated Nitzsche was seen being arrested in Hollywood in an episode of the television show Cops after brandishing a gun at some youths who had stolen his hat. Attempting to explain himself to the arresting officers, he is heard exclaiming that he was an Academy Award winner. In 1997, he expressed interest in producing a comeback album for Link Wray, although this never materialized due to their mutually declining health. "

"In 2000, Nitzsche planned to work with Mercury Rev on All Is Dream. Nitzsche intended to produce and orchestrate the record, having praised the band's 1998 album Deserter's Songs, but he died before pre-production.[16] "

Personal life

"Nitzsche met his first wife, singer Gracia Ann May, while he was working for Capitol Records.[5] His second wife was Buffy Sainte-Marie, with whom he co-wrote the Academy Award winning song for 1982, "Up Where We Belong".[17][6] Married on March 19, 1982; they were married for seven years. Sainte-Marie has characterized the relationship as abusive and controlling; she left their home in Los Angeles out of fear for her and her son's safety. She also blames Nitzsche for the stagnation of her career during this time.[18] "

"He also had a relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress,[6] who was previously in a relationship with Neil Young. In 1979, Nitzsche was charged with threatening to kill her after he barged into her home and beat her with a handgun. He pleaded guilty to threatening her, was fined, and placed on three years' probation.[19][20] "

"Nitzsche suffered a stroke in 1998 which ended his career. He died in Hollywood's Queen of Angels – Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in 2000 of cardiac arrest brought on by a recurring bronchial infection.[8][21] His interment was at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. He was survived by one son.[5] "

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