An excerpt from ‘The Lefsetz Letter,’ February 21, 2008…
“I was inundated with e-mail about this act Adele. At first listen I loved her, then when I downloaded all the tracks I realized that she was just a bit too jazzy for me. But I applaud where she’s coming from. But although she’s a smash in the U.K., I seriously doubt she can make it big here in America. Because she’s FAT!
Yes, you can be a drug addict. You can be stupid. But don’t be FAT! In America it’s all about appearances. Fat girls don’t get a chance. Hell, the girl on “Ugly Betty” isn’t even ugly!
But when was the last time you SAW a record. Oh, that’s right, MTV made music a visual medium. Well, it’s NOT! Music is something you hear, check Adele out through your ears. Then maybe watch some video footage. Because it will be a shock. We never see ANYTHING like this on television in America.”
The full post, here.
Image from Canadian Music Week, 2009, snapped by Christopher Harte (CC by 2.0).