Fri 21 May 2010
(Tobias Fünke, left, Michael Bluth, right, in “Arrested Development.” Pic via IGN)
This is hard for me to say because I loved the short-lived TV show “Arrested Development” so much (so so much)….but after reading David Cross’ flippant statement in this interview with serially-sididdy Pitchfork (via less-sididdy Vulture)….I kind of don’t like him anymore. Hopefully that’s just specific to Cross in relation to music of any kind. It shouldn’t really cross over to my feelings for Cross, the odd comedic actor. Plus, I know everyone has different opinions. And I’m definitely guilty of not being wild about someone that other folks think is the bees knees (i.e. Lupe *shrug*). But, I’m human, and hyper-sensitive about the late great Frank White. (Happy Birthday Biggie, R.I.P.!) So I can’t promise fairness. Also, I hate over-analytical music-snob types as a species.
Pitchfork: Do you remember any examples of not liking an album everyone else did?
David Cross: I can’t think of one off the top of my head, although I do think Biggie Smalls is overrated. I just don’t think he’s as good a lyricist as people say he is.
Pitchfork: You’d prefer a Jay-Z maybe?
DC: Yes. I love a good Jay-Z. I love a Kanye, I love a Lupe Fiasco.
psssh tosh! That’s moronic.
For now, you’re dead to me, Cross….
but Tobias Fünke lives on…FOREVER…after the jump…