Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has almost nothing to do with this post
Emendations To Notes On The 2008 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction
1. An exchange of email with my primary Cohenista contact, Dick Straub, who attended the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, persuades me that the event was more enjoyable and entertaining live than than in its broadcast version. Of course, one also has to factor into that perceptual equation that Dick is approximately 11.57 times nicer than I am.1
2. I checked with a couple of music bloggers (who else is going to tune into VH1-C to watch the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony?) whose judgment I trust. Both assure me that Damien Rice’s rendition of Hallelujah was, in a word, “moving.” OK, I should have listened to the simulcast. I extend my apologies to Mr Rice and his many admirers, one of whom is pictured below, for yesterday’s comment that his performance was “pedestrian” and officially withdraw that evaluation.
As penance, I offer this video of Damien Rice’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance:
- Given the niceness gap and the directly proportional difference in our respective tolerance levels, it is probably best, in a preservation of the cosmos sense, that Dick attends such affairs while I remain under social quarantine in northern Illinois. Besides, I suspect Dick looks better in a cummerbund than I do. [↩]