He’s wild, he’s cheeky, and he tells it like it is. Many honest folks in Switzerland blush with embarrassment when Sebastian Bürgin (a.k.a. Baschi) steps up to the microphone. His songs speak the same language as young people in urban Switzerland: outspoken, direct, and crude. Baschi National, a docu-soap about the singer that ran on Swiss television in 2007, made it plain for all to see: this straight-talker from the canton of Basel-Land doesn’t want to be anyone’s idol; he is the way he is. Saying exactly what you think can’t be all that bad.