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October 16, 2007


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I've only seen one show you've directed--as an audience member I would say no. But you did wear spats and a 3-piece suit to every rehearsal...

that and the monocle


Some of their song subject matter, even in the titles, sounds rather "privledged" songs about mansford roofs, oxford and the cape...you know these kids arent from Tucson.


Who knows if Vampire Weekend really do come from privilege? For all it's endless blabbering about authenticity, street cred, etc., rock is show business with a capital "show, " and therefore as phony as a three-dollar bill. Witness how Minnesota bar mitzvah boy Robert Zimmerman becomes the rail-riding, migrant worker-anthem singing troubador bastard son of Woody Guthrie, now christened Bob Dylan. Maybe Vampire Weekend all grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, on welfare, had to use food stamps, etc, and decided that a good gimmick would be to put on the airs of prep-school kids. Maybe their official bio is the usual show biz tissue of lies.
Just wondering...

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