Nice article in the New York Times about Fountains of Wayne, on-the-rise rock band led by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger, both ’89. My favorite part:

“They are in the mid-30’s and don’t look, sound or dress particularly cool, which makes them very cool in a way,” said Craig Marks, editor of Blender magazine, which bestowed five out of five stars on the band for its latest album. “They understand the middle-management dance of fear that so many people are doing in a downsizing era.”

I will try this theory on my seven year old daughter (i.e., Dad is cool despite his sound and dress). I don’t think that it will work as well for me as it does for Chris and Adam.

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