The Fact That He’s Making It, I Respect That

I was recently reminded of a time I interviewed Katherine McPhee for a Red Carpet junket during the Sunset Strip Music Festival.  I asked her about the event, what’s happening with her and what artists she’s kept in her ipod.  She seemed flummoxed by my questions, essentially submitting a response not far from Hansel’s oft quoted rumination on reggae appropriator Sting.

Sting would be another person who’s a hero. The music he’s created over the years, I don’t really listen to it, but the fact that he’s making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I’m selling? No. Do I know what I’m doing today? No. But I’m here, and I’m gonna give it my best shot.

I thought my questions for McPhee were pretty straight forward, and simply concluded she must be some type of hermit or vapid and out of touch.  I suppose my assumptions could be actual fact, however over time her response has come to make so much sense. In our current day and age isn’t that the most honest thing we can say about anything?