Monday, November 08, 2004

Arthur delivers refreshing note

Arthur ten Cate, at Desmet LiveNeatly tucked away in some corner, Arthur ten Cate played a few songs on live national radio. It was during a talkshow, which of course was mostly dominated by Theo van Gogh's brutal slaying. The overall tone of the discussion was reconciliatory. "Above all, we shouldn't rock the boat too much. We must pacify this dangerous situation our society is in." Needless to say, there were mostly opponents or outright enemies of Theo present.

The songs of Arthur brought us all back to a better place. A place too subtle for simple hatred, or intellectual cowardice.
At least that's what it did to me. I'm afraid the guests on the table were too occupied with themselves...

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