Saturday, October 04, 2008

Santana: 'it's time to throw over the music business and become a church'

Presumably inspired by the slavish and unquestioning devotion he receives from his fans, Carlos Santana is thinking of giving it up to go and establish a church in Hawaii.

It's not clear if he thinks that Hawaii is especially godless, or if it's just that you might as well pick a warm place to semi-retire; the church bit, though, is clear:

"I'm not sick of what I do, but I find that God gave me the gift of communication even without my guitar and with the ability to get people unstuck with certain sections of the Bible having to do with guilt, shame, judgment and fear," he said.

It's great that god gave him the gift of communicating how unstuck he can become out people from Bible fear sections, isn't it?

As the BBC points out, preaching would only be an extra pie on Santana's wide shelf:
He has his own line of women's shoes, another of sparkling white wine and he is also a partner in a chain of Mexican restaurants.

We're looking forward to getting communion from Carlos; the first church where you get a choice of wheat or corn host's body and the wine has some effervescence.