StePhest Colbchella '012 - Santigold

  • Aired:  08/15/12
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Former music executive Santigold sheds light on her herky-jerky choreography and says she would have signed herself back in the '90s. (3:47)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU!

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS AN ECLECTIC MUSICIAN WHOSE LATEST ALBUM IS ENTITLED "MASTER OF MY MAKE

BELIEVE." I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL "PRESIDENT OF MY PRETENDIES."

PLEASE WELCOME SANTIGOLD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> DRIVE AROUND TO THE SECOND WINDOW, PLEASE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: HELLO!

HOW'S IT GOING?

>> NICE TO MEET YOU.

>> Stephen: COME IN THIS WAY.

>> ALL RIGHT, YOU GOT IT?

(LAUGHS) YOU'RE GOOD.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

>> HOW'S IT GOING?

>> Stephen: HOLD ON ONE SECOND,

I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

>> OKAY.

>> HELLO, HOW'S IT GOING?

>> Stephen: LOVELY TO MEET YOU.

THANK YOU FOR DOING THE SHOW.

SNAP

>> YOU LOOK AMAZING.

>> Stephen: SO DO YOU, YOU'RE EXCELLENT.

NOW, SANTIGOLD, I'M FASCINATED BY YOUR STORY BECAUSE YOU STARTED OFF LIKE A RECORD EXECUTIVE.

YOU WERE SCOUTING OTHER BANDS.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHEN YOU WERE RECORD EXECUTIVE, WOULD YOU FIND YOU OR

DO YOU NOW SEEM LIKE A RISK TO YOU THEN?

>> I WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE SIGNED ME.

>> Stephen: REALLY.

>> BECAUSE I'M A RISK TAKER AND THAT'S WHY I WASN'T A GOOD RECORD EXECUTIVE.

BUT BACK THEN....

>> Stephen: HOW LONG AGO ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

>> THIS IS IN THE '90s.

BUT THIS WAS WHEN PUFFY... P.

DIDDY... I DON'T KNOW, WHAT...

WELL HE WAS P. DIDDY THEN.

IT WAS JUST A RACE TO ANYTHING HE TOUCHED WAS LIKE SIGN THIS,

SIGN THIS, SIGN THIS.

>> Stephen: DID HE TOUCH YOU?

(LAUGHTER)

>> NO, HE DIDN'T.

>> Stephen: YOU SAID "I DIDN'T SEE MYSELF AS A SONGWRITER, I

FELT MYSELF AS A SONGWRITER." I ADMIRED THAT.

I THINK... I LIKE COMING FROM THE GUT.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: DO YOU SING FROM THE GUT?

>> IN THE WRITING PROCESS I DEFINITELY... THE IMPULSE IS FROM THE GUT.

LIKE, THERE'S NO THOUGHT IN IT AT ALL.

>> Stephen: I FIND SOMETIMES MY GUT MOUTH SOUNDS BETTER THAN MY FACE MOUTH.

(LAUGHTER)

>> WHAT?

(LAUGHS)

>> Stephen: THERE IS.

THERE'S THE GUT WHERE YOU'RE...

>> YES?

>> Stephen: IT'S OUT THERE AND THEN THERE'S THE FACE VOICE

WHERE YOU'RE MAKING NOISES BUT YOUR GUTS AREN'T BEHIND IT.

ARE YOU GUT MOUTH OR FACE MOUTH?

>> I THINK IT'S PROBABLY A BALANCE BETWEEN BOTH TO BE HONEST.

>> Stephen: CAN WE TALK ABOUT YOUR COG I DON'T GOFY FOR A MINUTE?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU CHOREOGRAPH DANCERS.

YOU OFTEN HAVE DANCERS ON STAGE WITH YOU.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Stephen: VERY UNUSUAL CHOREOGRAPHY, YOU DON'T SEE THAT EVERYWHERE.

A LOT OF JERKY MOVEMENTS,

SOMETIMES.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Stephen: WERE THEY RAISED BY WOLFES?

(LAUGHTER)

>> WELL, UM... NO.

(LAUGHS)

>> Stephen: I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT.

IT'S VERY... IT CAN BE VERY LIKE... SOMETIMES VERY AGGRESSIVE AND, HEKY JERKY.

IT COUCHS YOU OFF GUARD.

>> AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO.

I FEEL LIKE THE MOVE GIVES PHYSICAL LIFE TO THE SONG.

THE SONGS HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF LIKE AGGRESSIVE....

>> Stephen: THEY DO.

THEY SCARE ME.

(LAUGHTER) SANTIGOLD, ARE YOU READY TO MAYBE LAND THIS THING AND DO

MUSIC ON THE "INTREPID".

>> READY TO ROCK.

>> Stephen: LET'S ROCK THE BOAT.

>> Stephen: SANTIGOLD, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'M SORRY, I'M SORRY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A SONG BY SANTIGOLD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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