26 wabash slim 2 months ago I'd still rather go to a 6 hour Dead concert (I've done about 40---didn't I see you at Soldiers' Field, Afire? Or in the parking lot afterwards?) than sit thru half an hour of pop princess de jour or the latest "boy band". If they don't play instruments, they can't be a band, just a vocal group. Dancers/calisthenics workout groups in goofy clothes don't make any music either. The Today Show, or CBS weekend show, always has a new "band" featured which usually sucks (and I'm being kind in that assessment). Remaking a past hard rock tune with a girl singer with a tiny little voice doesn't cut it, either. Thankfully, I've got plenty of CDs and LPs that still have great music on them.