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Film Maker Ivan Noel Passes…


July 20, 2021

01) Boywiki

“The noted film maker and music composer Ivan Noel’s body was found on Monday 7-19-21 in Alta Gracia. Cause of death is an apparent suicide.[1]

Noel known for such films as En tu Ausencia (2008), Vuelve (2013), Limbo (2014) and his most recent film Cordero de Dios (2020) left an extensive suicide message on YouTube, [2] as well as sent out emails to people on his mailing list.

Mr. Noel was under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of three teenagers from Jesus Maria [3] who were allegedly let go for “bad behavior” from the film they had been working on with Mr. Noel in 2019. According to Noel’s lawyer, he intended to “present to the prosecutor evidence that the director had been threatened by his complainants after he decided to kick them out of the filming of the film Lamb of God, which is about a boarding school in the 60s”.“The messages said, “you’re going to see what’s going to happen to you, you’re a son of a bitch, we’re going to report you, everyone is going to know”. [4] [5]

It has been reported that Noel’s office at the film and music school for youths that he owned and operated was raided and that investigators seized digital film equipment. Investigators indicated that they expected to elicit more sexual abuse complaints from his students and acquaintances.

In his recorded suicide message, Noel denies any wrong doing or that his suicide is an admission of guilt.

Noel’s family and lawyers are currently looking into the possibility of initiating legal actions for what happened.”

02) Video: Final non sad goodbye to my friends By: Iván Noel

“Final non sad goodbye to my friends

By: Iván Noel

I had a friend long ago, Max Dickens, who 10 years before taking a euthanasia pill, was already happily talking about ‘getting out of this life’. He would say ‘when my money runs out, I run out’. His only great pleasure in life was traveling first class and eating in the world’s best restaurants. Without that, his life would lose what little it had to offer him. In 2008 he lost all his money in the corrupt stock market crash, and he joyfully sent me a message a few months later saying that the time had come for him. And he swallowed the pill.

I always thought this was a great thing: when you lose what you most value in life, when you lose your very ESSENCE of who and what you are, there is really no reason to go on, just for the sake of going on.

As my closest friends will know, I have been talking for years about the possibility of ‘going out’ at the right time, when and where I wanted. That’s because I understood that my way of being was directly against the tide of a society that is every year more intolerant, populist and toxic. I was born into the best and worst era imaginable. And now I found my moment.

If through poisonous people (the kind of people who surf these waves of hysteria as a ‘cure’ for their jealousy, repressions and personal failures), threaten the very future as I want it, then it’s time for me to say goodbye.

And what would I lose sticking it out? Well, my work with kids (which has always been the essence of me, and my clearest talent), the ability to travel when and where I want in the world. and most of all my decency as a human being. Because although I am far from perfect, I am also far from evil, and I refuse to lose my decency in the service of toxic people. I really do not love life or humans enough for that.

These things are worth noting: – In no way does that imply any admission of any offence on my part against anyone. On the contrary: I was never capable of hurting people, least of all the most vulnerable. Everyone who knows me well, knows that. But since today the need for populist drama is much more desired than reality, I do not trust anything anymore, and not interested in playing that absurd game. – I end my chapter here without depression, or sadness, or any kind of regret or bitterness, but, Like Max, in a personal and logical way. – I love and appreciate to the last my friends who followed me until now, and from this decision of mine one should not think it was due to a lack from them. It’s just that these issues of life and ‘death’ are much deeper than terrestrial friendships themselves. We are all so much more than what we see down here. – Since it is NEVER a good time to die, one should be able to decide for oneself. I feel fine, like a tennis player who finishes his career after a tournament he won. Just finished by tenth budget less feature film, a documentary and a photo book. Delighted by that. – I am and for a very long time now been appalled and disgusted by Humanity. I feel shame of belonging to such a failed race, with its endless small and big wars, most of the time caused by envy and jealousy. – Is there goodness and love in the human? Well yes, of course… but it’s like saying of a very attentive and generous father that he is a ‘good father’, even though he drowns one of his children in the family bathtub every year. This ‘love’ is no use, when it ends up like that. – Contempt for humanity was never stronger for me than during this era of covid hysteria, as it showed us the ugliest side of humanity, the lowest, most submissive side of people, and the abuses from so-called leaders who lie so shamelessly. The only difference between the Middle Ages and now is that we have mobile phones and ‘social’ networks to attack others more easily. – I am not religious, but I know there is something beyond our life here. It seems that to get there, we have to go through this failed experiment on earth. But I’m taking a shortcut thank you very much! – I’m 52 years old, but I’m also 150 years old, because I’ve lived three lives in one. A full, full, full life. I traveled halfway around the world, experienced almost everything I could, helped as many people as I could in the circumstances, created artistic works that remain and are respected, taught kids the passion for music, films, traveling, cooking, recently helping out the poorest people here.

But mostly, THERE WAS HARDLY A MOMENT IN MY LIFE THAT I WAS NOT LOVED, AND THAT I DID NOT LOVE. Even in my worst moments. I was always surrounded by the love and devotion of young and old alike. All that, incredibly, in spite of my differences, and this personality that is in TOTAL opposition to current western (pseudo) morals. That’s why I owe the best part of my life to those who were and still are my friends.

I will drink a bottle of the best Argentine Malbec that I know (‘Nosotros’ by Susana Balbo) and give myself over to the beyond, which is where we come from, and where we all go.

Thank you, and thank you again: to those who gave me such opportunities (my parents), my loves over the last 40 years, and my friends, and also my film fans who made me get as far as this. I am leaving without regret, and at the best of times. Thank you again. [2]”

03) Then24: They accused an Argentine filmmaker of abusing minors, uploaded a video saying goodbye and found him dead

“They found dead in Córdoba the Franco-Argentine filmmaker Iván Noel, 52, who was accused of sexual abuse against minors and had already been convicted in France for an identical crime against a 15-year-old adolescent. Noel was found dead in the motorhome he had in the Tiro Federal neighborhood of Alta Gracia, where he lived. Suicide is presumed.”

Thank you to feinmann for the heads up.

My life is really busy and hectic, and I’m missing a lot of news, events and observations these days.

This is a devastating loss…He was a rare, real voice in the movie industry…a decent human being.

They do everything they can, to snuff out the truly good people of this world…

Ivan is right…the human species is a failed species…I cannot fault him, for no longer wanting to be part of it.

The same thought has crossed my mind many times.

This world does not deserve people so good…It only abuses and torments them, wherever it has them.

I can easily see Ivan as having been a BoyLover, in particular…In fact, I’ve pretty well always presumed he was such…and the accusations of abuse are best regarded as unsubstantiated, vicious smears.

Ivan Noel was a target, for being that lone voice out there…breaking the social silence on youth and child sexuality.

Ivan Torrent – Before I Leave This World:

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Larry Flynt, Hustler Magazine Founder, Dies at 78…


Date: February 12, 2021

01) LINK

“Larry Flynt, the founder and publisher of Hustler magazine, died on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Jimmy Flynt told the Washington Post. He was 78.

Flynt was an outspoken First Amendment supporter, and his magazine was involved in the milestone Hustler Magazine v. Falwell Supreme Court case in 1988 that set the standard for defamation cases against public figures.

Throughout the years, though, Flynt became outspoken about the First Amendment and free speech and said that this desire fomented in 1978, when he was shot by a sniper and left paralyzed from the waist down.

“When I was gunned down in the streets of Georgia and paralyzed, I saw that pretty much as my life being over. I made a calculated decision to spend the rest of my life devoted to expanding the parameters of free speech. Forty + years later, the fight continues,” he tweeted in 2019.”

I remember well, when my cousins would sneak “dirty” magazines out of my uncles considerable stash…Some of them were Hustler…

I was never a huge fan of Hustler, of course…but I have a great deal of respect, for Larry’s free speech championing.

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John Lennon…


Date: December 08, 2020

Yesterday at work it was floating through my mind…how ironic it is that one of the funny stories about the Beatles…is how scared they were to come to the USA, because of their fears of guns in this culture…and how so many of us, even today, would laugh at that and call the fear ridiculous…

…And yet, one of the four Beatles was murdered by gun…for no sane reason.

Today…I learn via the radio, that John Lennon was murdered forty years ago today.

Synchronicity strikes again…What a trip.

Of course…I remember the news of it…but I’m not terribly familiar with exact dates.

On December 08, 1980, John Lennon was murdered.

…So, today I give a memorial to John Lennon.

WATCHING THE WHEELS. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) – John Lennon (official music video HD):


Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go) (Ultimate Mix) (Bonus Track)

WOMAN. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) – John Lennon (official music video HD)

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James Randi…


Date: November 22, 2020

01) James Randi, famed magician and skeptic, dies at 92

“James “The Amazing” Randi loved magic. He was a celebrated escape artist who broke records set by Houdini and performed everywhere from the White House to Niagara Falls (dangling upside down over the falls in a straightjacket, naturally). And with his long white beard, he certainly fit the part of a wizard.

But he had no time for quacks whose “magic” duped its believers and even defrauded them. When he wasn’t performing magic himself, he worked tirelessly to debunk the deceivers.

Randi, one of the original challenges to media misinformation, died this week at age 92, the James Randi Educational Foundation confirmed. He’s survived by his husband, Jose, and fans whose pocketbooks and belief systems were saved by his skepticism.”

He died in October…wonderful guy.

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Eddie Van Halen, Hall of Famer Who Revolutionized the Guitar, Dead at 65 …


Date: October 06, 2020

01) LINK

“Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitar innovator and virtuoso who led Van Halen through five decades and three lead singers, establishing himself as one of the all-time great players in rock history, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.”

…Absolutely not prepared to learn of this…[though I had a feeling in my gut, we were about to learn of another huge death…and here it is]…

Had no idea he was sick…Was hoping for another album or two, before the end.

It’s “funny”…

…A few months back, I purchased a CD “single” of Crossing Over…which I still have to rip to MP3.

While classic Van Halen is something I naturally loved, I wasn’t really familiar with Van Halen when those albums came out…”My” first Van Halen album was 1984…which is pretty much a perfect album…”My” second Van Halen album was 5150…

Both of these were phenomenal, though very different…and they captured an era in my life where my love for music was at it’s height…and it made them completely unforgettable.

My favorite classic Van Halen song is “I’ll Wait”…

My favorite Van Hagar song is…really hard to say…I love “Summer Nights”…I love “Dreams”…I love “When It’s Love”…I love the sorta, but not specifically, Van Halen songs “Eagles Fly” and “Give to Live”…I Love “Love Walks In”…

There is so much they brought to the table.

It’s hard to believe it’s over…especially since I had no idea, Eddy was terminally ill.

I thought we might eventually get a serious third era of Van Halen…or maybe another album with Sammy…

“A Different Kind of Truth” was worthy of respect…It was a decent enough album to end on…But I’d have really liked to have seen something…more.

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Kenny Rogers…


Date: March 26, 2020

01) Country Pop Superstar Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

“Country Pop Superstar Kenny Rogers Dead at 81
What a life. What a career. He charted over 120 songs in different genres like country, pop and adult contemporary and sold 100 million records worldwide. He’s won all the big music awards Grammys, AMAs, ACMs and CMAs and he’s in the Country Music Hall of Fame.”

Very sad to learn about this…I always liked Kenny Rogers.

Love Will Turn Around:

Through The Years:

Lionel Richie And Kenny Rogers Lady:

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