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Monday, August 16, 2010

Dave Matthews / NPR

Good interview with Dave Matthews this weekend. Best part is it allows me to relate not 1 but 2 stories. Kevbo and I saw them opening up for Phish in 1994. The whole opening band thing, especially for a Phish show, is kinda lame. We weren't all that impressed. He also has a South Africa connection, and made a comment about apartheid there, racism in America that I've made before, but less eloquently:

What it made me notice is, coming back to America, that it was the same here. One of the gifts living under the oppressive regime of apartheid was that because bigotry was so glaringly obvious there and because it was so, it was so unsubtle, then coming back to America, suddenly I think it opened my eyes to just how ingrained bigotry and fear and conformist we are here, you know? We pride ourselves in not being all those things. It's really, in my opinion, I think, it's a fight that you have to have sort of against a nature that is inside of us, to fear things that we don't know.

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