Michael McDonald Thinks Being a Human is Overrated

“Having said that, I do enjoy being human. It’s great fun…most of the time. “

Pitchfork‘s latest Over/Under segment illuminates the sobering wisdom of yacht-rock pioneer, Michael McDonald.

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The lightning round offers McDonald a grip light fare, waxing on ill-advised nipple piercings, the mind-bending paradox of a cannabis energy drink and being the punchline of a 40-Year-Old Virgin joke. But it does get deep as soon as Mac DeMarco is mentioned, as he considers him a close friend and frequent resource for keeping up with the times. He closes with the harsh reality of just how overrated it is to be human, “great” and “fun” as it is.

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Watch Michael McDonald’s Over/Under interview above. He’s on the road through the month of November, picking it back up at the top of the year. Scroll on for his extensive list of upcoming tour dates.

Tour Dates:Nov 07 @ Bass Performance Hall – Fort Worth, TXNov 09 @ River Spirit Casino – Tulsa, OKNov 14 @ Eccles Theatre – Delta Hall – Salt Lake City, UTNov 16 @ Fox Theater – Oakland, CANov 17 @ Orpheum Teatre – Los Angeles, CANov 18 @ Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, CAFeb 07, 2018 @ Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NYFeb 09, 2018 @ Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races – Charles Town, WVFeb 10, 2018 @ Tilles Center for the Performing Arts – Brookville, NYFeb 13, 2018 @ Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VAFeb 14, 2018 @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – Tallahassee, FLFeb 16, 2018 @ The Peabody Auditorium – Daytona Beach, FLFeb 17, 2018 @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall – Sarasota, FLFeb 18, 2018 @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall – Fort Myers, FLFeb 20, 2018 @ Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Gainesville, FLFeb 22, 2018 @ Bologna Performing Arts Center – Cleveland, MSFeb 23, 2018 @ IP Casino, Resort & Spa – Biloxi, MSFeb 25, 2018 @ Jamison Concert Hall – Birmingham, ALFeb 27, 2018 @ The Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FLMar 03, 2018 @ Sunrise Theatre – Fort Pierce, FLMar 04, 2018 @ Parker Playhouse – Fort Lauderdale, FLMar 05, 2018 @ 2018 70s Rock and Romance Cruise – Fort Lauderdale, FLMar 20, 2018 @ Volkshaus – Zurich, SwitzerlandMar 22, 2018 @ Carre Theatre – Amsterdam, Netherlands