Saturday, July 24, 2004

Salt 'n' Pepa

Happened upon a nice little interview with Arto Lindsay on the BBC radio show "The World" earlier this week. Snippets of his new album Salt, tantalizing description of his Carnival collaboration with Matthew Barney, and this very interesting bit from the reporter regarding Lindsay's cultural split between Downtown Manhattan and Brazil:

Some people like to say, "Kiss me I'm Irish." Others might sing, "I'm proud to be an American." But being a citizen of any one country is less important to ... Arto Lindsay.

Arto Lindsay has a hard time with the concept of nationhood. He believes countries that have powerful and iconic identities, the United States, France and Japan for example, spend too much energy, time and money maintaining those identities...

Interesting lens for understanding the political dimension of his music, the lyrics of which never overtly address "political" issues.

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