Waiting for the novelty to fade

Waiting for the novelty to fade

This Matisyahu mensch and the mounting mania for him really have me baffled.

By now you’ve surely heard about the world’s first Hasidic reggae star. Once you’ve laid eyes on him, you won’t soon forget the sight. For months, in fact, friends who rarely listen to radio, let alone KROQ – which has been spinning Matisyahu’s hit “King Without a Crown” as if it were the only record in existence – have been coming to me with variations on this: “That guy Matisyahu he’s really interesting!”

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