Well, I knew you have a lot of vinyls, but what I notice in the pictures is that many of them are like ‘consumed’, are they mostly old? How did you get them?
I was very lucky ‘cause I inherited a rich vinyls collection from my uncle… and of course, today, I keep buying others more recent LPs.
My uncle, Al Aprile, was musical journalist, one of the founders of Radio Popolare Milano, but also a musicians and a collaborator of the independent label MaSo (Materiali Sonori).
After his premature death I found myself with so many records, guitars and so much enthusiasm for the music that I inevitably had to pick up.
I’m not a collector, I don’t like holding LPs closed in a plastic envelope, I like listening to them.
I noticed that both among the LPs and the CDs the most visible name is Fela (Kuti), so you have big boxes of his works. Are you a fan of African music?
Yes I like Fela! both as a musicians and as a fighter for freedom…even though I do not know much more african music, but I like their way to envelope the rhythm. Likewise I love the ramshackle polyphones rhythm of Sun Ra Arkestra.
Aren’t you scared that, when you wet the plant, the water may drop on the precious LPs on the right?
No, I’m not scared… when I have to wet it, I move it away!
Potus it’s a great plant that doesn’t need too much water and which grows up easily without too much caring.