“I start from one point and go as far as possible. But unfortunately, I never lose my way. I say unfortunately, because what would interest me greatly is to discover paths that I'm perhaps not aware of ... The harmonies have become for me a kind of obsession, which gives me the feeling of looking at music from the wrong end of a telescope.”
John Coltrane

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound

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The following are excerpts from two articles published simultaneously on the BBC website.

Homeland angers minister over depiction of Beirut

” … Back to Beirut, the second episode in the new series of Homeland showed a terrorist meeting on Hamra Street – an apparent Hezbollah stronghold. The episode was actually shot in Israel … Lebanese Tourism Minister Faddy Abboud said filming “did not depict reality” … “It showed Hamra Street with militia roaming in it,” he told the Associated Press, adding that the real Hamra Street was actually a popular neighbourhood of shops and cafes … “This kind of film damages the image of Lebanon – it is not fair to us and it is not true,” “

Lebanese cabinet in emergency talks after Beirut bomb

… and there are more images of the misrepresented streets of Beirut here.

This is the Middle East.

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