Peter Buck (pictured left), best known as the guitarist for the are-they-still-around? pop band commonly known as R.E.M., has put on his prognosticator’s hat. In his monthly column for the British rock mag Q, Buck declares, “Trad jazz will make a comeback.”
Clearly the abundant alcohol Buck allegedly drank last year during a harried transatlantic flight, where he was charged with disorderly conduct, hasn’t fully seeped out of his liver. “The new rock and roll uniform will be red sweater vests, accompanied by a bowler hat and a rolled brolly,” Buck continues. A ‘brolly’ is an English nickname for an umbrella. Since Buck is writing for a British audience, we say good on ya, old chap, for using the Queen’s English.