Maybe I'm just old. Maybe that's it. As an old fuck, I rarely stay up late, and rarely watch the late shows. Tonight, however, I saw the oft-written about Portland band Typhoon on Letterman. That's great that they were on, congratulations to them, but for fuck's sake was that awful. Do they really need 40 people on stage to make that sound? It could be done with 5 or 6. And I know that Portland is a white mecca, but god damn, that music had no trace of any black influence—-no beat, no groove, no hooks, no nothing. And who knows what the fuck they were singing about, but it didn't seem to be anything any of them were passionate about. Like a weaker, less musical version of the Decemberists. And this is what the Portland music press wets it's pants over?