Jimmy Kimmel sent out his Lie Witness News team to Coachella over the weekend to poseur-doxx festival-goers by asking them if they’re into made up bands, and it’s funny because people are stupid and this is exactly the type of person I was talking about in that piece the other week that I’m already sick of looking at so stop telling me how funny it was. On the other hand, one thing that’s really hard to do, and you sort of have to give Kimmel’s team credit for this, is intimidating media civilians without any on-air training by pushing a news camera into their tits. You don’t often see that. Regular people saying literally whatever comes to mind because they’re nervous being interviewed and they don’t want to seem disagreeable to the seemingly knowledgeable person interviewing them.
Also, just so we’re clear, this is exactly how every conversation I’ve ever had with any Serious and Credible Music Professional usually goes. Any conversation anyone ever has about anything, for that matter. We’re all basically doing riffs on those two talking twin babies, shouting out sounds while the other person nods and daydreams about getting their turn to speak. They should’ve skipped the comedy aspect of this bit and just called it a documentary about the modern solipsistic condition and submitted it to Sundance, where they could then go interview that festival’s many dedicated cineastes about nothingness.
Also part two: This whole thing is probably fake anyway so don’t even worry about it. That’s a bonus metaphor on the contemporary existential crisis I’m just gonna throw in there for no extra charge. Do with it what you will.