Datta Dayadhvam Damyata
Shantih Shantih Shantih
posted by Kat Coble @ 11:57 AM
You must have taped "Sunday Morning" on CBS.I really want to buy that new album, but I'm finding myself hesitating. I want to believe he was quoted out of context over the Salman Rushdie controversy, like he said, and I know he's done such wonderful work in so many venues all these years that I'd like to help support that. Hmmm.
Actually I didn't. Was he on there? I would have loved to have seen it.I hate to admit that I love Cat Stevens, and have for 25 years. Even though I'm not "very young" anymore, that song still strikes a chord with me. ;-pThe whole Salman Rushdie thing upset me, but after what we just went through here with Lee Camp I'm inclined to believe that a religious person could be misquoted easily by the press.I'm thinking that I may pick up the new album in January when I can once again spend money on myself. ;-p
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Oh, yes, it was a wonderful Sunday Profile. He addressed the controversy a little bit, basically explaining that the media asked him then if a fatwa was the punishment for blasphemy in the Koran and he said, "Well, yeah," and the headlines turned into "Cat Stevens says, 'y'all g'wan kill him.'" (I'm paraphrasing.) The transcript of the interview is over at the CBS News site. (Blogger once again messed up a link and forced me to delete the previous post and lose the link. Aaigh.) I wish there were some way you could watch ... wait a minute. If you go to CBS News home page and search the video archives for "Cat Stevens," the interview pops up to watch. He came across as a very devout, questioning, peaceful man. And his family is just precious. I don't want to spoil what got him back in the business, but it involves his son.I'm talking myself into buying his album, aren't I? I've had "Peace Train" on my iTunes ever since I got the Mac because of a playlist I made.
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