Sunday, November 28, 2010

The reality

For every Jack White who makes it big, for every tiny blond girl with a tiny little voice and a big fat acoustic guitar turned into a Nashville sensation through slick marketing, there's ten thousand Dex Romwebers playing block parties like some demented cross between Buddy Holly and Elvis with more talent in their little finger than any of those "superstars" but their audience is dozens, not millions. To be fair to Jack White, Dex Romweber is his hero, the man who inspired him to pick up a guitar. Too bad the same is not true for the music-buying public, who hasn't the foggiest idea who Dex Romweber is.

This is Dex and his sister Sarah, the Dex Romweber Duo, playing a block party and doing his song "Still Around". And he still is. For now.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin

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