We have another reaction to the interview, by another guy that is very well known in these circles, Jeff Chang.
Check out what he says here.
I hope you all will excuse me, but it just does my heart muscle so much good to read something like this:
[ It's a taster of the complete argument he lays out in The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, a red pill of a book that reframes the entirety of American history and music. Fuck what you know about John Adams or Bob Dylan. (Understand: no disrespect intended at all, but I believe with a convert's zeal that Ned's works ought to be as widely known and debated as Greil Marcus's.) In fact, forget even the notion that America is defined by what Chuck D has called the "48 state box". Ned's outside-the-box thinking begins with an expansive definition of "America" that points directly to a post-George W. Bush world. ]
And -- Jeff calls Garnette "... the great Jamaican-American journalist ...."