NQC 07: Bugs and Fake Florida Boys
Let us now praise free wireless in airports. I’m in the Orlando terminal waiting for my connection to Louisville. Looking at comments traffic, I think it’s safe to say the NQC’s live-video feed has the makings of a success (if it, like the exhibit hall, can be debugged). Sixty bucks seems a little steep, but if people are willing to pay it, I guess that’s what the market bears.
In other news, it looks like the Fake Florida Boys thing that Charlie Waller has cooking is indeed for real. Sigh. What on earth is he thinking? Why not just field The Grand Ole Gospel Quartet (cause that’s actually not a bad name)? Is this Florida Boys 2.0 some sort of joke? Homage gone awry? Is there a missing piece to the puzzle here that - though it’s difficult to imagine - would make this all make more sense?
I don’t know enough about the personnel in Waller’s line up to comment one way or another about the sound. But that’s really not the point: Can you imagine a Cathedrals Quartet hitting the road post-George and Glenn and being staffed by, say, Bill Gaither, Russ Taff, Larry Ford, and Roy Webb? If you can, you may not be alone but I suspect you’ll have your pick of seats for any and all of the Fake Florida Boys concerts. Which is to say, the talent (or lack thereof) ain’t the point. It’s about branding and history. I don’t know whose behavior is more outrageous here: Waller’s bad judgment or Beasley’s brazenness.Email this Post