The New Yorker's "Shouts & Murmurs" column, which is satirical and runs every week in the magazine, is usually pretty funny. The online version? Not so much.
YouTube screencap of Rollins' webcast Sonny Rollins Monday night
Last week saw an entry called "Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words." But it was not written by Rollins, it was written by Onion scribe Django Gold. It was satire, but nobody got it, and there was a shitstorm.
That's because: A) It wasn't funny and B) Jazz fans are generally kind of humorless.More »