...I like it when a host is rough around the edges.
Oh, Simone is that
, alright. Remember the "NASCAR lines of Peru" bit? Suggesting that, like his claimed mentor Noory, he doesn't know much if anything of the "core curriculum" of esoterica topics.
But as of last night, I am willing to give him a little more of a chance. As a bumper, Simone played a fairly obscure song from a usually-dissed album by one of my favorite bands (Yes) and THEN talked about why he played it and why he liked it so much. He has no cynical reason to claim to love a song that 98% of the audience doesn't know. So he just earned a little cred with this old prog rock fan.
Noory, on the other hand, doesn't even know most of what's played as bumpers; and if he ever does
claim to love any particular song, you can bet it's for a reason --like ingratiating himself to some intern he wants to hit on and who he heard playing it. But if it is
somehow a spontaneous revelation, it probably only serves to show what a totally uncool, shut-in childhood he had, or what he's been hearing lately at the Shriners' hall.
More likely anyway: Noory considers any mention of the music to be beneath him; it's not enumerated in his contract, so to hell with it.