October 14, 2006

Who is Dave Matthews?

Kottke recently linked to a blogger named Rachael who asked, "Who is Bob Dylan?" Seriously, Rachael apparently doesn't know who he is. Reading the comments following her blog post is a hoot on multiple levels. But the bottom line remains: someone who's never heard of BOB DYLAN!?

But then, I was reading Lefsetz today. I love it when he does box office reports, complete with snarky schadenfreude (for instance, here's his four-word comment on "Gigantour," featuring Megadeth, Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Smashup, Sanctity, Into Eternity, and Overkill, all of whom sold only 1899 tickets out of a 10322 capacity in Uniondale, NY: "obviously not that gigantic"). Sure, too often he slips into oh-it-wasn't-like-this-in-the-SEVENTIES mode, but he's still worth reading.

Anyway, one of the shows Lefsetz reported on was the Dave Matthews Band, which recently sold out two nights in Charlottesville, VA, and is, he says, the "biggest road band in America".

And I thought, I don't own a single Dave Matthews Band album, and I know absolutely nothing about his music, his history, who's in the band (I assume there's a Dave Matthews), or whether I'd like his music. I wouldn't even know where to begin (well, besides AMG).

And I realized that on Eventful right now, of the 50 hottest performers for whom people are demanding events, I've only heard of, let's see . . . . four, yes, only four (4) of them.

So I'm gonna cut Rachael some slack.

And I'm looking for suggestions on where to begin with Dave Matthews (not that he's even comparable with Dylan, but...)

Posted by brian at October 14, 2006 11:26 AM


This reminds me of an old VH1 commercial where a girl says to a guy, "Let me get this straight... Julian Lennon's dad used to be in a band with Paul McCartney?"

The guy says, "Yeah, and Ringo Starr was their drummer."

The girl says, "No way!"

Posted by: ha3rvey at October 14, 2006 01:17 PM

Start with "Live at Luther College"

Posted by: Raj at October 14, 2006 11:11 PM

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