After pop duo the Format broke up, one guy got famous. This is about the other guy.
When Nate Ruess of the chart-topping band Fun took the
stage to accept a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in February, he took
note of the moment as the culmination of 12 years spent working in th
Due to congenital antipathies toward mandals, public bowel evacuation and unleashed children, I do not attend many outdoor music festivals. Pictures of Coachella crowds make me queasy. You say “Bonnaroo” and I think skin cancer, Dave Matthews-brand giardia and mist tents spiked with patchouli-scented pesticides that temporarily transmute one’s brain into a Ben Harper-loving sponge. This ...
Two L-shaped copper rods rattle on the dash of the minivan. Mike Doney and I bump along a country road, on our way to dowse a well for an electrical engineer in rural Redland. Doney tries to expla ...