Critic Expands on Blurred #AskThicke Lines


By Richard Horgan Comment

RobinThickePaulaCoverIn the summary view of New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica, when VH1 threw open the doors Monday to a Robin Thicke Twitter Q&A, the result was stored-up agita, frustration and discomfort.

But very cleverly, Caramanica does not dwell on the details of this Twitter “tsunami.” Instead, after a brief sampling of the waves, he remarks that very few people focused on the matter at hand – Thicke’s new album Paula – and remedies by asking about two dozen questions that coulda, shoulda been posed.

Here, from that list, are two of FishbowlNY’s favorites:

Have you considered, instead of touring this album, only performing it outside windows in acts of hostile serenade?

How do you think Paula feels, hearing you air your marital ruptures for the world to hear? Did you ask her permission? How will you feel if she takes to the interview circuit to refute you, lyric by lyric?

Seriously, how great and perhaps even near-redemptive would a 2014 Robin Thicke “Hostile Serenades” tour be? And the sponsor possibilities?!? That’s for another time and, possibly, another Caramanica list.

[H/T: @ScottFeinberg] [Album cover courtesy: Interscope]