“A lot of fans, not so many friends”

by Nicholas Laughlin on August 21, 2010

Lady Saw

Lady Saw

BLVR: Do you separate from the Lady Saw people see in the dancehall when you’re not onstage?

LS: You know, a friend of mine recently told me how she saw me onstage one night, and I came down off the stage, and a man said something to me. And I told him: “Lady Saw — she’s done right now. That was Lady Saw there, she’s done now. I’m Marion Hall, talk to me.” Marion Hall is a homegirl. You see how hard it was to get me out? [Laughs] I stay home, you know? I don’t have a lot of friends. I have a lot of fans, not so many friends. I stay home, I feed the dogs, I bathe the dogs. I have a farm up in Ocho Rios, I’m there. But I’m boring, you know — until it’s time to touch the stage.

— Jamaican dancehall performer Lady Saw, interviewed by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro in the July/August 2010 issue of The Believer.

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