Dear Friends,

On Friday, I opined that recomendations to see a band that sounded like later-period Soul Asylum fronted by Charles Nelson Reilly (above) came from persons with double-digit musical IQ’s.

This of course, was horribly unfair. Said recomendations came from persons with single-digit musical IQ’s.

But seriously folks, no matter how diabolical the band in question truly was, I hope it is understood by all that making value judgements according to others’ musical tastes is terribly juvenille and should not be encouraged. Though I cannot fathom why a singer who makes Jello Biafra sound like Mario Lanza is a good thing, I will defend to my dying breath the right of others to enjoy, if not champion, such artists.