Thursday, November 18, 2004
And my piano crouched in the corner of the room/ with all its teeth bared...
Salon.com has an interview with Nick Cave. It's actually interesting, the focus on the religious nature of his work. I like artists that deal with religion in music, it's a subject not a lot of writers deal with, or don't deal with enough. Too many songs about teen suicide and girls not understanding whiny boys.
The concept of God in America is very different than it is in England. Because we see the horrendous outcome of religion as being an American thing, in which the name of God has been hijacked by a gang of psychopaths and bullies and homophobes, and the name of God has been used for their own twisted agendas. So that if you mention God, or a belief in God, in England, it's almost automatically associated with that kind of thinking. Religion's gotten a really bad name.And it's especially exciting to read about someone who sees religion as spiritual love and awe, and not as a means to bully others. Hey, who else is looking forward to the next four years, by the way?