I mentioned this in passing the other day but felt strongly enough about it that I was compelled to jump up on the Main Stage and make my apology loud and clear.
[clear throat and project]
Fountains of Wayne: I am sorry. I am sorry that I called you one of the biggest drop offs in rock. I am sorry that I have gone out of my way to say that following your self-titled debut, you sucked hard.
I was wrong and I’m sorry.
It’s just that, well, I loved your first album so much and your second one, Utopia Parkway, sucked so bad that I chucked you over the cliff. I gave up and bad mouthed you to anyone that would listen.
You’d think I’d have learned my lesson by throwing XTC over the cliff after Nonesuch only to come crawling back to Apple-Venus vol. 1.
I recently heard Bright Future in Sales on the radio and thought I’d give you another shot. You see, I wanted to keep loving you but it was just so hard after what felt like a betrayal.
Even the NFL forgave and if those tough guys are man enough to man-up, then I can too:
Oh my god you guys! Welcome Interstate Manager is like soooooo good you guys. What was a I thinking?! How could I stay mad at you.
I am sorry.
Although I did just get your latest release Traffic and Weather, and well it seems to kinda suck. But I’m not giving up on you guys. Please don’t give up on me.
[wipe single tear. wince wistfully. saunter offstage.]
Feel free to agree with me or better yet, make your own rock apology.