Saturday, October 05, 2013

3 Chords & the Truth: Beyond hip

Words are starting to fail me in trying to give you the lowdown on each week's edition of 3 Chords & the Truth.

I like the Big Show. I think lots of people do. It's eclectic . . . full of surprises.

That's all I got here.

So I decided to turn to the Omaha World-Herald's new advice columnist, the Sad Hipster, for help.

"Sad Hipster," I says, "why do you look like Ron Burgundy in a dirty-book store? I mean, that doesn't seem very hip to me. That seems rather '70s . . . and possibly kind of sticky."

"WELL," says the Hipster dude to me, "if I have to explain to you the style I'm going for here, the answer would just go over your head."

"It looks like you're going for 'creepy' to me. Possibly with polyester overtones."

"Oversimplification," he attempts to riposte. "It's about, ugh, whatever."

"Ugh about covers it," I parry. "But I digress. I came here to ask you to describe my podcast, 3 Chords & the Truth."

"Is that the new Desaparecidos album?"

No, it's my music show, I tell him.

"Is it like when we get really high and listen to River City Folk on public radio?"

"No, it's completely different," I explain, getting a bit sad myself. "Screw it. Just listen to this." I hand him my tablet computer. He recoils, having expected an iPad, not a Surface. I lie that it's really a fair-trade iPad made by Bolivian villagers. He takes it.

He listens to the Big Show. At first, he is confused by the hack of Tibetan throat singing. But then something happens.

The Sad Hipster smiles. And it's not because he's just won the Pulitzer Prize.

I think that about covers it. 3 Chords & the Truth: Recommended by 9 out of 10 doctors as an effective cure for sad hipsterism.

Yes, it's that good. 

It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.

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