2008.May.14 Wednesday · 3 comments

in Books & Other Media, Life

“You shouldn’t speak until you know what you’re talking about. That’s why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? They hand me a script. I’m a grown man who puts on makeup.”

– Brad Pitt, Actor

Talking to guests at Casa SaltShakerBuenos Aires – A couple of recent interviews have come and gone. The first was conducted by Max Morales via e-mail and appeared today on his website, Andeswines [Interview no longer online.]. It was fun getting to talk about the thoughts behind how the various projects I’m involved in got off the ground and what inspired them. Besides, I can do e-mail interviews in my jammies…

Laura Gambale of the local weekend newspaper Perfil called up and asked a few questions about how Casa SaltShaker works. It was a fairly short interview, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t say the things she quotes me as saying, but as producer Aaron Spelling has noted – it likely sounded better than anything I actually did say. We have to get some new publicity photos though, the re-use of photos that have already been published in other places and are just off of our website is tired. Most interesting in the article, for me anyway, was finding out about two other local in-home restaurants that I didn’t know about!

More interviews or articles that look like they’ll be coming out in the near future – the Spanish language version of Cosmo… Smithsonian magazine… and local paper La Nación (who’ve already written about us thrice over the last year and half. Phone calls from three local radio stations asking for live interviews (I passed, that’s just a bit much, and I can’t think of anything that I’m going to say coherently in Spanish when I’m on the spot…) about this “new trend” (they clearly haven’t read my piece in the Guardian). Life is taking some interesting twists and turns all of the sudden.


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Frank Almeida May 14, 2008 at 18:16

Hey what do you know, I was interviewed by The Smithsonian as well. Hurray to us!

Rebecca May 16, 2008 at 10:59

Good for you! Casa Saltshaker is no secret! Love the Brad Pitt quote.

dan May 16, 2008 at 17:28

So few of the “puertas cerradas” places are really secrets anymore, if they ever were. They’re just getting a ton of notice from the press now…

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