Apparantly our K.K. Don’t Play That post and Nintendo poking fun at the music industry has gotten a response from the NY Times and Nintendo themselves. From the article: “People can read a lot into a little,” explained NoA head of communications Perrin Kaplan, “but musician K.K. Slider – a guitar-playing cartoon dog – is saying only that he’s a free spirit who cannot be bought and sold for any amount of money,” going on to explain “…that K.K. wanted his music to be free in the sense of being “freed from his guitar, free from any constraints. As a dog, it’s understandable that he would not want to deal with any ‘fat cats.’ “
Nice try Perrin. I think it’s safe to say K.K. wasn’t talking about free spirited music. Touchy subject I guess.