Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

This will not do.

Music review: Chanticleer's "Out of This World"
Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/21/2010

Thematic programming is always a fine thing, even if it's often little more than a pretext for a musical group to do more or less what it was going to do anyway.

Well, that seems reasonable, marketing after all being what it is, and...

Wait. What was that first bit?

Thematic programming is always a fine thing...


That is a lie.

That is a damn lie and you know it, Kosman. And I, for one, won't stand for it.

Exhibit A

Figure 1: Several indicators, including pointless lasers and talking pop-culture robots, point to the underlying seriousness of this effort.

Exhibit B

Figure 2: Like eating Nutella with a spoon.

Exhibit C (for fuck's sake)

Figure 3: The soft bigotry of low expectations indeed.

Figure 3a (supplementary): Enough with this doe-eyed horseshit.

Pro tip: Always never use the word "always" when reviewing music.


Joshua Kosman said...


It's never right to ignore SA's advice...oops. Damn.

I always make that mistake.

Sator Arepo said...

You're a hard one to bust, JK; I'll give you that.