Accused of insensitivity, a soul as sensitive as Dan Gellar's would be expected to shy away from controversy and cave in when the PC brigade comes rallying 'round. After all, the twee music Gellar champions -- both as cofounder of the influential indie label Kindercore and leader of the electro-pop duo I Am the World Trade Center -- is friendly and often featherweight. But Gellar, an affable twentysomething with a perpetual smile, didn't crumble when, in the aftermath of September 11, the chosen name for his musical project was often criticized as the apotheosis of bad taste. Several e-mails said the group must surely epitomize the worst of... More >>>
Dan Gellar and Amy Dykes of I Am the World Trade Center: "I don't ever want to use the word joke again with that name."