Girl Talk, Times POV: Not Like the Old Days


Hey look, Jon Pareles of the Times went to the Girl Talk show at Terminal 5 on Tuesday (our own Sound of the City went Saturday and made a slideshow). We last noted the veteran critic taking in the CMJ where, he said, “collegians… relive their parents’ musical childhoods.” Pareles’ take on Girl Talk: Whereas once “the art of the D.J.” required “an observant ear and a special kind of memory,” Gregg Gillis’ “computer does the pitch shifting and beat matching,” so he mainly has to look sexy and not get unplugged, but girls still seem to go for it so why not. Sorry we missed it!