July 16, 2004

An Unusual Crowd

"'It's an unusual crowd for us. I hope you don't find us too frightening.' Then he corrected himself: 'Well, maybe I hope you find us a little bit frightening.'" -- Dave Mathews at the Kerry / Edwards rally, as reported in last Saturday's NYT.

It's hard to think of a less threatening or frightening band than the Dave Matthews Band, the sort of instant Classic Rock band so beloved of KFOG, producing the sort of casual inoffensive beautifully-crafted stuff that's the musical equivalent of the ubiquitous Dockers KFOG listeners seem to wear en masse. But he's right -- an audience like that probably should find him and his band a little frightening. Which says a lot about US politics, one way or another...


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