Being an avid fan of the Dave Matthews Band, I enjoyed your article about DeRogatis and Dave Matthews. It was quite entertaining and intriguing. Allow me to say that DeRogatis is entitled to his own opinions, but I don't think he should have added such a bitter touch to his comments. To me, the Dave Matthews Band is a relief from a music world endlessly engulfed with monotonous drumbeats and angry vocals. They invoke a touch of harmony by not being afraid to challenge the common listener's ears and by bringing a new sound to their lives.
Go ahead, DeRogatis, be a biased bigot, but remember: The Dave Matthews Band will continue to make me proud.
Even though I am a Dave Matthews Band fanatic, I think that Mr. DeRogatis has the right to say whatever he wants to. If fans can't deal with what he said, then too bad. Or we could erase the First Amendment, couldn't we?
I agree wholeheartedly with Dave Matthews's comment about Rolling Stone. I look forward to the day when that bloated thing finally dies and stops fouling the well with its disgusting trendiness and commercialism. But to some extent, I agree with Jim DeRogatis in that I am underwhelmed by the music of Dave Matthews. Perhaps I just don't get it.
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