Riot act

By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  November 17, 2008

Some will debate this, of course, and that's exactly what he wants. "At first I just wanted to throw together a big collage of pop and make something enjoyable out of it. But I think one of my proudest things about Girl Talk is just how far it's pushed people to think, 'What is original music and what's not? Is it valid to play a computer as a live performance? Is this a concert or a DJ set?' I think about those things all the time, and whether people hate what I'm doing or love it, it's awesome that those discussions are happening."

And what about the physical and mental strain of leading a Girl Talk riot night after night? "Any time I'm ever feeling like a baby, it's really easy for me to look back to the early days and just be like, 'You would've killed to be able to play these shows, so celebrate that and enjoy it.' "

GIRL TALK + THE DEATH SET + CX KIDTRONIK | Showcase Live at Patriot Place, Foxborough | November 14 at 9 pm | $17-$37 | 617.931.2000 or


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