So printed on the itinerary of the 97’s recent swing through NYC was this unexplained nugget:
9/23: Rhett… to Tom Wolfe book interview
Location: National Lampoon Network
***NOTE: this will be filmed for
National Lampoon Network’s AV Squad
(600 colleges – 4.5 million students).
Tom’s book (“I Am Charlotte Simmons” – f.e.) releases 11/9. The audio part of this interview will be serviced to non-comm radio (college/NPR). Book examines college life.
Rhett Miller and Tom Wolfe? You mean the (in)famously (over)dressed Tom Wolfe of “The Right Stuff,” “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” and a personal favorite, “From Bauhaus to Our House”? The thing is, Rhett is a sometimes contributor to the post-modern journal, McSweeney’s, while Wolfe has been on the outs with the post-moderns for years.
When asked how the meeting went, Rhett replied, “I felt underdressed to say the least. My only faux pas was to reveal my penchant for the post-moderns whom he despises. Other than that, we got along famously.” This I’d like to see.