I was out of town at a trade show recently and Al and I were having drinks with Rodney. We sat at the corner of the bar with Rodney playing the corner man. As is with most our conversations, it wandered all over the map, from industry stuff to music. If you know Al, you know that he loves music. He knows music and he appreciates it. And if you know me, you know that I suck at music.
As we were discussing music, I shared with Rodney that Al has his love of music and I have the music that you hear at Skully’s on Thursdays. Somewhere in between all of the music that Al loves and the music I love is a line. And I said the goal is to find what music lives on that line. The music we both appreciate. I said, I can’t think of any music that lives on that line.
And Allen said, “What about David Byrne?”
I said, Hey! David Byrne is on the line!
And Allen said, “What about Yo La Tengo?”
And I said, Yo La Tengo is on the line!
And given that we were two for two I said, what about Ben Folds?
Allen said, Ben Folds is not on the line.
Well, at least we still have David Byrne.