Now I try not to make a habit of denegrating other people's music...
No, that's bullshit. I do it all the time. NO's selection of techno didn't appeal to me. I understand with a tab and a half of MDMA in me, grinding my pelvis into somebody with more X chromosomes than I and the techno would be just right. I can't see how people can just sit and listen to that shit without an atomic crap-ton of meds on board.
What did disturb me was how NO took a shit on Blues. Jazz can fend for itself. But blues has enough goddamn problems.
Now that I live 21 hours from Austin, I can no longer make my frequent pilgrimage to remember the man that introduced me to blues as a kid:
Electronica is soulless buzzes and clicks. SRV told stories and poured his heart out with six strings.
Edit: Oh, and people really do lay hands on the statue.
Additional edit: Here's a pic from the best show I ever saw SRV play:
That's Jeff Beck he's playing with.