Adrian Younge just found one of the surefire shortcuts musicians can take on the road to getting me to like them. These include (but are not limited to):
- Talking about both music and basketball on your Twitter feed
- Saying nice things about Barack and/or Michelle Obama
- Covering someone else’s song in a way that lets me know you’re open-minded and don’t take yourself overly seriously
- Cheeseburgers (not sure how this applies here, but it doesn’t make sense to make a bulleted list of shortcuts to my heart without mentioning cheeseburgers)
- Appearing on Fresh Air
Younge took the Fresh Air route, and I can’t resist taking a quick detour to say that there’s something phenomenal about the way Fresh Air host and executive producer Terry Gross interacts with people.