lundi, février 14, 2005


Is an anagram a good reason to travel? Yes, of course. I used to want to go to TOGO and call an album GO TO TOGO. But it's not the right time for doing that. Also it's rather about GOing TO than going to TOGO. Maybe it will be called GOTO. The cover: I wanted to ask my mother to make an oil painting of the dictator Eyaméda who died recently and replace his head with mine because every artist is a dictator. But now it doesn't make sense anymore.

Général Idi Amin Dada, Barbet Schroeder, France, 1974

Photo : Nestor Almendros.
Son : Alain Sempe.
Musique : Idi Amin Dada.

In this hilarious autobiography about dictator Amin Dada (Ouganda), you see the General, a good friend of Président de la République Française, in his everyday life. For instance, he's collecting money and food in Ouganda for helping the british people since he has heard of economical problems. He's making a conference in front of the Ouganda Air Force (2 pilots), saying "a good pilot doesn't think of coming back when he's going on a mission". You see him in his family unable to remember the name of a child and so on...

Michèle Alliot-Marie, our Ministre des Armées, said about Togo : "Le temps des coups d'état en Afrique est terminé". This sentence sounds post-colonialist, a lot. We have not the right to say that, like that.