Stevens in Paris
wonderful little article with it's rare photographs
comes courtesy of Majicat user, Hardheadedsfthrtd.
Because the article is written in Dutch, which
neither of us could read, it has been placed
into the on-line Bablefish translator. As
you know, on-line translators aren’t
really reliable and can make articles sound
more comical than they really are. By using
this process though, we are at least able
to interpret most of what was written, but
please bear in mind it’s strange wording.
November 20, 1977
Courtesy of hardheadedsfthrtd
Time-long was of it talk that Cat Stevens
would establish himself on a farm somewhere
in the Netherlands, for songs new in all rest
at to compose. Now the British pop idol was
noticed in Paris. "I have always terrible
much of that city kept" told he to the
photographer which him surprised. "My
parents had then a restaurant in London that
Moulin Rouge hot. Because of that name we
got then all French on a visit which was in
London, and this way learned I the language.
As a small child I have always dreamed of
art painter to become, such
as my uncle Hugo in Sweden. My mother is Swedish
must you know. Now, that craze for painters
sits there still a bit, hence Paris. La Place
du Tertre, which nevertheless knows everyone!
I have as a matter of fact already a couple
own paintings made, but I am not of plan with
that to come outside... "
Musically Cat have seen concrete still no
plan. "Look, I have then had tuberculosis,
and afterwards still a throat operation. It
had all do something with over fatigue. Hence
that I no longer hurry myself. I compose if
I have in this sense, I no longer make myself
nervously. As an artist I have come on a point
that I can permit myself that. Which you cannot
if you are new... "