Friday, July 05, 2002

THIMPLY THE BETH: Even if she has committed the solecism of recording a duet with Ryan Adams (we love Ryan, but he's starting to become the new Evan Dando, isn't he? Or the indie Robbie Williams?), we're dleighted to see the return of Beth Orton, and her homecoming interview in this week's Guardian Review. She's especially good on the subject of Lilith Fair:
Didn't she think the idea of a women-only festival was a little, well, patronising? "Yes, completely!" she almost shouts, her whole body jerking up. "I think it just ghettoises women musicians even more, and it lumps us all together." So why did she do it?
"Because my management said it would be a good thing to do. If I'm being honest, I can't really see, politically, what it was about, other than being a gimmick. At the end of the day, people were just saying, 'Yeah, it's just a bunch of birds on stage.' Even I was saying that. It was kind of a cliche."

You can read the whole thing here - and there's the cutest little picture, too


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