Sandi Thom checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Monday (March 16) while in Austin, Texas for SXSW. The Scottish singer songwriter opened up about her displeasure over a decision to not include her among the acts being supported by the Scottish Arts Council. Thom writes:
I’ve just arrived in Austin, Texas for the big music festival SXSW totally thrilled to be here. can’t wait for the crazy week ahead, I’ve got so much to cram in, so many peeps to meet so its gonna be a hell of an exhausting week.
Although, I’m pretty upset about the fact that the Scottish Arts Council said no to me performing on the Scottish stage.
Last year when I approached them they were really lovely and seemed very keen on the idea of me playing but since then for some bizarre reason they’ve changed their minds and said it’s because I live in England?? But I have a house in Scotland and was registered at SXSW from the beginning as a Scottish artist? Besides, Primal Scream live in England and they’re playing the Scottish stage!!! I’m really confused and hurt by their decision cos I think there’s another reason for it and they won’t tell me.