Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Memo to Prince: you need to say something like this, lil’ dude, to take the heat off

Big shout to Major Alfonso for pointing us towards this statement from M.I.A. explaining why she’s blowing out her tour. Strangely, she sounds like someone from SoCoDu. “I’m canceling because I feel like physically I just have to stop for …

Thu, Jun 12, 2008, 10:32

   

Big shout to Major Alfonso for pointing us towards this statement from M.I.A. explaining why she’s blowing out her tour. Strangely, she sounds like someone from SoCoDu.

“I’m canceling because I feel like physically I just have to stop for a second. It’s too insane. I was losing a sense of just, like, reality, you know what I mean? I think for an artist like me, it’s so important for me to be in the streets and go to the same shop every day and see the same people and, like, communicate. And it’s really difficult to do that when you’re in the city every day for 24 hours. Like, I love connecting with my band, but I want to actually help them and be a part of peoples’ lives. Which is really hard when you’re on tour.

“It takes a lot out of you, physically. I make club music, which means I’m clubbing every night for, like, six months. Know what I mean? So now and again you finally just want to be gardening and get your nails done or something like that.”

I was reading somewhere that gardening was the new rock’n'roll so M.I.A. is just embracing the zeitgeist. By the way, great weather at the moment for growing mint and courgettes.