Rachel Ray defends her SXSW party

Quick dinner guru Rachel Ray defends her party at SXSW, which has sorta become a joke amongst many blogs and music types, who see her as infiltrating their domain.

“I’m not aware about what blogs were saying about me,” Ray told MTV News on Tuesday (March 4). “To be honest, I have five jobs, so I’m aware of what I have to do for them when we get up in the morning. But I don’t see why we’d be out of place down there, when we’re just fans of music who decided to put on a show. I guess if they don’t like good music, and they don’t like good food, they don’t have to go.”

So there! If you’re not a fan of acts like the Raveonettes, the awesomely named Holy F— or the Cringe (the band fronted by Ray’s husband, John Cusimano), or if you don’t want to try some of Rachael’s South by Southwest Seven-Layer Sliders or Austin Mac and Cheese Suizas, then don’t bother attending her SXSW party, which, incidentally, will be held March 15 at the Beauty Bar in Austin.

Funny thing though is that people have been saying a lot of stuff about her and her EVOO.? Mostly it’s been through a? series of snarky posts and general unpleasantness, but hey a girl can cook and rock out too right?

?”My husband and I listened to a bunch of discs and picked our favorites,” Ray explained. “We also have Sirius, so we’re always listening to the Left of Center program, which is how we heard the Raveonettes. With a band like [Holy F—], I have to say that it was the name that got us listening. But we’re glad we did. They’re pretty good.

“And I don’t understand why that’s so surprising. I find it weird that they find it weird. People think I’m like this food robot or something, but music is a huge part of my life,” she continued. “I’m a huge fan of rock music in general ? all kinds. I like indie stuff, my favorite band is the Foo Fighters. When I first met my husband, he told me what he made for dinner the night before, and I thought, ‘OK, well, he can cook.’ And then he told me he had a band and I was like, ‘Aw, jeez. I hope they’re good,’ because I couldn’t deal with someone who didn’t play good music.”

Also, just to rub it in to all us bloggers, Ray points out that she has like five jobs and incidentally is waaaaaay waaaaay richer than any of us, so that’s why she could care less. ? See?? That’s her sooo not caring below.


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