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Blur Bassist in BBC Cocaine Documentary
    #8801940 - 08/20/08 07:19 PM (10 years, 2 days ago)

Blur Bassist in BBC Cocaine Documentary
August 20, 2008 - pitchforkmedia.com

Blur bassist and former coke fiend turned cheese farmer Alex James is set to star in a new documentary titled Cocaine Diaries: Alex James in Colombia. The BBC America film follows James — who "once bragged that he spent over a million pounds on cocaine at the height of his addiction" — to the source of his former addiction, Colombia, which now accounts for 62 percent of the world’s cocaine production and names the drug as the country’s top export, the BBC tells us.

According to the press release, James was invited by the country’s president, Alvaro Uribe, to “better understand the origins and human cost of cocaine... from riding shotgun with a drug kingpin's assassin to venturing deep into the rainforest to watch coca leaves being harvested and turned into narcotics."

In the release, James says, "It's a long way from a cheeky line at a dinner party. It's terrifying."

You can tune in to Cocaine Diaries: Alex James in Colombia when it premiers September 3 on BBC America. (Or just watch it below :smirk:)

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Re: Blur Bassist in BBC Cocaine Documentary [Re: jeverden]
    #8809624 - 08/22/08 07:41 AM (10 years, 16 hours ago)

I've seen a couple of these "Westerner goes to Columbia to see production end of cocaine trade" and I always think, what's the point? Are Westerners going to stop buying cocaine because they find out Columbians get killed in drug wars? People want cocaine, it's illegal, that makes it very profitable, that makes people kill each other over it. The only way to stop it being so profitable is to make it legal. But, as the presenter says, no country in the world is ever going to legalise cocaine. So it's a stalemate. What is the point of a program like this?


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