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Re: Laetitia sadier: Nothing belongs to me

vivakomeda wrote:
Yes you do! I don't know how I feel about that, but I've certainly noticed that when 'cyberpainter' appears under my screenname I'm usually in for it. Fair enough - you certainly know and enjoy the band.

So yes, I appear to be in the minority here. It saddens me that she is so quick to speak negatively of a band that, on balance, is one she should (and probably, deep down, is) proud to be a part of.

More than that, the way she speaks is puzzling. Bellyaching about things like the X factor should be beneath her. She has a way of implying (or in this case saying!) that the world is full of faceless, ignorant drones, and if only they were as enlightened as she is they'd all be better for it. This *always* comes through in her interviews.

Gane, on the other hand, always struck me as a guy who really had a single mind for music but could discuss it without pretense.

I am with you viva. She is almost completely negative about Stereolab, and a lot of other things, and sounds rather cynical( I am partially agreeing with) and self-superior.
When she said she wouldn't pick a guy from Tortoise to form a band she basically implies that her partners in Monade weren't good enough to play with from the start.

But I do agree with her on the issue about ' anyone can call themselves artists nowadays ' It is a weird phenomenon happening in all sort of art forms. It blurs and redefine the standards art, as well as the value of its existence.

Lets be fair, I think Stereolab would not have been what I love so much without Laetitia's lyric, but it wouldn't have been the same either without Tim's song writing or even Andy's beat and Mary's singing. That also make me think, if it wasn't Stereolab, Laetitia would not be what she is now, if that makes sense.

And for the part when she said she loves Not Music, I assume that is part of the promotional strategy. I don't believe she would talk trash about NM at this stage since it is going to be released very soon.

I love Laetitia as a singer-song writer but to be really honest, her recent output isn't capturing my attention as much any of the stereolab products, as well as any stuff that she has done under Monade.

Oct 28, 2010, 11:34


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