Archive for September, 2009

September 29, 2009

Enjoying a few relaxing days off–spending an inordinate amount of time in uptown Manhattan: last Saturday night, we saw Extract (was that Mike Judge in a cameo?  We’d have consulted the credits but the cineastes running the AMC Loews 84th St. were in such a frenzy to restart the advertising that they turned off the movie somewhere between THE and END) and today we donned our berets and turtlenecks and took in the Robert Frank exhibit at the Met.  En route, was invited to “fuck off” while biking through Central Park.

And speaking of berets, we have some exciting news about our November tour of Europe.  Joining us on ten dates will be France’s own Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby!  Come early, stay late, follow the tour from city to city.  You’ll regret none of it.  More details on the Schedule page.

Wondered if I could find a photo of Eric and Amy on stage with us at Hanukkah, so I did a search at Google images.  I figured this was close enough:


September 24, 2009

Tune in tomorrow to WFMU — the band will be chatting via phone to David Suisman on his Inner Ear Detour program, right at the top of the 3:00 PM hour, EST. You’ll be able to stream the entire interview online here.

Who Asked You?
A Collection of Interviews & Press What-Nots compiled by Nick “Stewey” Morehouse, YLT personal chef/webmaster

• Ira goes from Cartoon Network to politician George McGovern in this interview with Louisville’s Courier-Journal.

• James tells The Athens News he doesn’t know what Greg Ginn was thinking when he wrote “Nervous Breakdown”…

• But maybe he would find out after days of waking up at 6:00 am to talk to Morning Zoo DJs?

September 22, 2009

Thought I’d pipe up to thank everyone who came out last night in rain-soaked Asheville to take in the rock show at the Orange Peel.  Endless Boogie started things out with a monstrous one-song 50-minute set, doing whatever they call “Sister Ray” when Top Dollar eschews all mentions of ding-dongs.  We brought Mr. Dollar on stage for the final number of our site-specific three-song meteorological encore: the Dils/Rank and File’s “Sound of the Rain” (pretty sure I was mixing and matching the lyrics), the Beatles’ “Rain” (featuring Greg Cartwright on upside-down guitar), and the Velvet Underground’s “Hey Mr. Rain.”  Then we repaired to the bar for a restorative drink and to listen to some Grateful Dead.

Our mini-tour of the ‘villes continues tonight in Knoxville.  See you there.

September 21, 2009

Vincent Moon and La Blogotheque happen to catch the band on a leisurely stroll through Montmartre back in June.

September 20, 2009

Who Asked You?
A Collection of Interviews & Press What-Nots compiled by Nick “Stewey” Morehouse, YLT personal chef/webmaster

• Check out an interview Ira & James did earlier this year from the Primavera Music Festival. (Note: not a streaming video, you’ll have to visit their site to watch it.)

• If you speak French, you may enjoy this interview at Waxx Music. I skimmed it, and sadly, the only words I knew were “Lynyrd” and “Skynyrd.”

• And if you missed the live stream of their September 17th show at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, NPR has archived the session here.