Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Ringo press

- As part of his promotional campaign for Y Not, Ringo sat down with USA Today and NPR for interviews.

Side note: I don't think I like this physical description of Ringo, which comes from the USA Today piece: "Starr is a wisp of a man yet far from a relic." Now, if you're going to make that kind of observation, why not try to be a little more complimentary? Or even just neutral? "... wisp of a man" is a diss, even if it's an unintentional one. To me, it paints a picture of frailness and ill-health. And no, "far from a relic" doesn't do much to counter that sense. Furthermore, what's the point of a physical description of Ringo? It seems pretty unnecessary.

- Here are clips of Ringo's appearance on The Daily Show where he played some old and new material.

- Lastly, here are two more reviews of Y Not: One positive and one negative. With my post about the critical reception of Ringo's solo work in mind, I found this line from the positive review both telling and predictable: "In addition, Starr's voice has limited range, but his charm and enthusiasm tend to compensate for any lack of technical ability."

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