Wednesday, November 09, 2005

To O.C. or not to O.C.?

Recently, the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah turned down an offer to play on the O.C., which has featured performances by bands like Modest Mouse. The author of this blog contacted a bunch of musicians and asked if, given the offer, they would perform on the O.C. Here are their answers. Most of them said yes. Perhaps they've learned the lesson of Jonathan Franzen, who came across as a pretentious ass when he turned down an offer to have his novel The Corrections to be an Oprah's book club selection. In Franzen's defense, he didn't mean to offend, he just was unfamiliar with the book club and had no idea that Oprah wielded an army of millions of devoted followers who would retaliate against any snub, real or perceived, of their leader.

Anyways, were I a member of an up-and-coming indie band, I would so totally agree to rock the Bait Shop, because the O.C. is the best show on television. Thanks for RT for the story. As an aside, I did read The Corrections, and liked it, although found it depressing as hell.

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