Okay. Here’s a question for opponents of “selling out.” Is it a bad thing that Feist’s The Reminder is on sale in Starbucks? I’ll admit that when I saw the album there I was disturbed. Upon a moment’s reflection, though, this is just snobbery. I don’t like the idea that, in the future, if I praise Feist this may indicate to other people that I’m the sort of person who gets his music recommendations from Starbucks rather than the sort of person who knows a lot about Canadian indie music. But that’s selfish and petty. She’s welcome to as big and middlebrow an audience as she can find as far as I’m concerned.
The Starbucks Factor