I think I've made my perspective pretty clear about the whole subject of Wally De Backer, no? And you can only imagine how thrilled I was when I found out that there was going to be a Gotye show here in Boston at the end of March. I got to go to the show and brought along a very doubtful Jay. Jay, whose musical taste is hugely varied, but will always truly be the Deadhead I met twenty-two years ago, and who was totally blown away by the whole Gotye show. That in itself is cool. The show was freaking amazing.
THEN, today I came across an interview from a Boston radio station that was done when Wally and crew were here in town. The interviewers were two local radio personalities. They're OK, I guess. Sometimes I listen to them when my daughter chooses what radio station to listen to in the car in the morning. BUT, their interview chops were horrible! Oy, it was an embarrassment for them to represent Boston radio. Their questions were daft, and they basically said that Americans were inane people who thrived on reality TV and fast food. It was so bad, that at one point their interviewee stated, "Listen to the music, leave me alone." Wow. Watching the clips from this interview made me feel the same embarrassment as when my kids were younger and misbehaved in the grocery store or at a play date. Pretty much mortified.
So, what is the whole point of this rant from me this morning? One thing, just one statement to Wally De Backer. And that is: We're not all idiots here in Boston. Honest. Nor are all Americans infatuated with reality TV and other inane things. A good portion of us have functioning brains, are able to carry on intellectual conversations, and are fully aware of the goings-on in the world outside this country. And hopefully you won't bypass our fine city on your next North American tour due to fear of imbecility!
And for those of you who have read through this entire blog, thank you for putting up with me to the end. And if you're not familiar with more of his music, give Gotye a listen here: http://soundcloud.com/gotye/sets/gotye-making-mirrors/ Good stuff.