Do you regularly read the newspaper?
Sometimes, at the moment I get the paper every morning. And of course during the Gulf War, I watched the TV night and day like everyone else. I try to stay informed. I listen to the news on the radio. It’s like the last verse of my song, ‘I’m sentimental, if you know what I mean / I love the country but I can’t stand the scene / I’m neither left nor right, I’m just stayin’ home tonight / Getting lost in that hopeless little screen / But I’m as stubborn as those garbage bags that time cannot decay / I’m junk but I’m still holding up this little wild bouquet / Democracy is coming to the USA.’ So, can you place me on the political chessboard from that song [laughs]? Is it religious? Is it political? Is it social? Is it a joke? Is it mystical? A mystical democrat [laughs]…
From Comme Un Guerrier by Christian Fevret (Les Inrocks: Aug 21, 1991). Via Google Translate.