Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Vincent Gallo/When


the book: is America better off under George W. Bush?

gallo: I feel very happy that Bush is our president. One way that you can tell we have a good president, is by how much the French dislike him. The more the French hate him, the better he must be. And they hate this one.

the book: was it difficult working with a drug addict. You're outspokenly anti-drug.

gallo: yeah, first of all, I hate the smell of pot. I'd rather smell the asshole of a 90 year old man than a joint. Not only that, I get contact high. Just from the thought of it I'm hallucinating. Quite frankly, all addicts are self-centered in the extreme, and they all give me the same bad feeling. Jean was one of the first to give me that. And although I have incredibly fond memories of his mind, if I'm really honest, I didn't really like him as a person. I was the first one to quit the band, which broke up one gig later. I didn't see him as a necessary collaborator. I saw him as somebody who knew how to work Debbie Harry, Arto Lindsay, John Lurie Á the in crowd. He knew how to become the myth he became.

Es difícil luego de estas opiniones hablar de "When" o de sus actuaciones, o de Buffalo 66.
De todas maneras creo que vale la pena escuchar el disco y que cada uno saque sus propias conclusiones.
El ambiente soporífero del mismo siempre me pareció una especie de viaje opiáceo, sumamente onírico,
melancólico, frío, desolador. Pero parece que en lugar de heroína lo que consumía Vincent era cicuta.

Escuchando: Used to be//Violent Femmes

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Un canto para mama/Eduardo Mateo

Mama el día tá tan lindo
yo quisiera que

me des un beso
me des el tino
me des abrigo
mamá por Dios

Mama el día tá tan lindo
yo quisiera que

me des un premio
me des permiso
mamá me dieras
todo tu amor

Mama el día tá tan lindo
yo quisiera que

me des la vida
la vida linda
quiero estar siempre
mamá con vos.

Escuchando: Travesti/Las Tinieblas del Romance