Terrapin Sedation wrote:
Apparently I'm not alone Seems like Nick P. misquoted Rob Eaton, according to bandmate Rob Baracco who was in the room during the interview.
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View Postrbarraco, on 19 November 2012 - 10:18 PM, said:
I have to say, I was a fly on the wall during this interview. That guy that wrote the article is a hater. Eaton did not say that. He took everything out of context. What a bunch of horse shit. RB
teafortexas mentions this Baracco quote on pg1 (not being snarky here, just letting you know the Eaton quote wasn't taken as truth).
As I get on in years I become more and more skeptical about the media in general. This article seemed like it was trying to be a lot of things to a lot of people. The author praises, yet disses the band and us, the fans. So his article has some appeal to us, yet it also appeals to those who would nod in agreement with his less than flattering descriptions of us and the band, to those who never got "it".
Gees, I never once thought my travels were on the level of Kerouac's, despite having thumbed it great distances to some shows.
Unfortunately many will read this piece, published in a prestigious publication like the New Yorker, and just figure it's all true.
Oh well, we continue to remain this curiosity in American culture, certainly as misunderstood as ever.