From a Cahiers du Cinema interview with him, talking about one of the ‘characters/subjects’ in his film ‘Amsterdam Global Village’:
“He told me he knew a Bolivian who was married to a Dutch woman, a musician who made his living as a cleaner in supermarkets, and he was preparing a music festival in his little village in the Andes. There you had a concentrate of all the tensions: being a cleaner here, a cultural hero there, and making money with his music to buy something for his community. I saw a story in it right away. I met him shortly after and found this man to be almost angelic.”
"Who claimed, that dubstep is related to reggae?? Them a city sounds, metro, elecric tools, traffic, hard drugs, all things that Man schould avoid. Reggae is Nature. King Tubby is a pioneer and Ruler of dub technique, great engeeneer, Hi is a Father. Ever living in this Music. Thanks 4 His blessed work."
“So it seems time to pronounce a rule about American popular culture: the Golden Forty-Year Rule. The prime site of nostalgia is always whatever happened, or is thought to have happened, in the decade between forty and fifty years past… And so, if we can hang on, it will be in the twenty-fifties that the manners and meanings of the Obama era will be truly revealed: only then will we know our own essence. A small, attentive child, in a stroller on some Brooklyn playground or Minneapolis street, is already recording the stray images and sounds of this era: Michelle’s upper arms, the baritone crooning sound of NPR, people sipping lattes (which a later decade will know as poison) at 10 A.M.—manners as strange and beautiful as smoking in restaurants and drinking Scotch at 3 P.M. seem to us. A series or a movie must already be simmering in her head, with its characters showing off their iPads and staring at their flat screens: absurdly antiquated and dated, they will seem, but so touching in their aspiration to the absolutely modern. Forty years from now, we’ll know, at last, how we looked and sounded and made love, and who we really were.”—What “Mad Men” Shows About American Pop Culture | The New Yorker (via kateoplis)