Rachael Ray Is Annoying...But She Likes Good Music
Or, at least, less mainstream music than I would have assumed. This, from Pitchfork:
Rachael Ray Asks Battles, Holy Fuck to Play SXSW Party
When we saw this on Idolator, we were like, no fucking way. Yes, we already knew foodie superstar Rachael Ray is an indie rock fan-- she put twee group the Boy Least Likely To (along with Nellie McKay and Puffy Amiyumi) on her Too Cool for School Mixtape for Kids back in the fall of 2006.
But there's a big difference between the Boy Least Likely To's gentle coos and the abrasive instrumental art rock purveyed by Battles and Holy Fuck. I mean, if you try cooking to this stuff, you might end up with a whole arm chopped up in a blender.
Generally speaking, Rachael Ray drives me nuts - she's WAY too perky, and just seems disingenuous. But I have to say, she surprises me here, and that's a positive, I suppose.