I heard tonight of the cheetah, most domesticable of the big cats, and most like the house cat. It helps if you raise one with a dog, a retriever, a setter, a calm domesticated dog, less wild than others, easy going. Even in nature, it is the presence of the human being, who in time will, one moment, suddenly, be accepted, become a friend, even protected, by the big cats, as part of the landscape.
Elvis Costello playing with The Roots--I just don't find him as good as the Shane MacGowan he once engineered into an album. In the studio he does the same Frankenstein method, cutting a vocal performance into clips, one word, one word. I don't find the song writing more.