Sante Parole: Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen I think I’m more effective as an activist if I stay in music, to be honest. Music, the way it reaches people and transcends divisions, is a really effective and powerful forum. You know, the first song on the record is about Valerie Bolden, this woman I visited in state prison. So, instead of talking about how old I was when I first started playing guitar, I could talk about her, and about the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

Thao Nguyen a tutto campo in questa bella intervista. Il suo nuovo album, We The Common, è da poco stato pubblicato via Ribbon Music. Dedicato a tutte le lettrici.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)”

Sante Parole: Scott Walker

I’m not so in with the prescriptive avant-garde agenda. I can do that sort of thing, but I feel that I’m still interested enough in song structure. […] People keep reminding me I’m about a million miles away from [pop]. Every time I bring an album it’s like I’m bringing in the plague, once again. I don’t actually know what category it all falls into, but I’ve stopped worrying about it.

Scott Walker su pop e sperimentazione in una bella intervista via Pitchfork a proposito del nuovo Bish Bosch.

Sante Parole: Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction)

There was a good amount of naïveté in ’91. Lollapalooza was an experiment. I know I like Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Butthole Surfers and Ice-T, but who the fuck else does?

Il bassista a proposito dello spirito con cui nacque il Lollapalooza. Perry Farrell e altri protagonisti dello storico festival in un bell’articolo di SPIN.