A while back, my friend Thiahera Nurse made a video defending Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” as sort of the apogee of faithfulness. I quite enjoyed it, because the defense of that point was worthwhile and itself humorous.
So when I saw Nick Lowe open for Wilco in Central Park and he played his song “All Men Are Liars,” I found it even funnier. I hadn’t heard of Lowe – let alone heard his music – so this semi-forced introduction was quite a positive experience. And so, I’m giving you a semi-forced introduction.