Over the next few weeks I’m playing at a few of the radio station Christmas events around the country (called “Jingle Ball”). The event is basically a bunch of bands all playing for only 10 min or so, and only performing current radio hits. I saw this photo on facebook just now, and though I disagree with the generalization and hyperbole of accusing an artist of not making “real music,” I still feel there’s some relevance to the concept behind these Jingle Ball gigs.