For the last three days of our 2003 tour with the Aislers Set, the Sun Ra Arkestra are added to the lineup, starting on this day in D.C. at the 9:30 Club, and we mark the occasion by adding another Sun Ra song to our repertoire: “Somebody’s in Love.”  The next year, the latest installment of our swing state tour features another world premiere.  Jon Benjamin and Jon Glaser arrive at Asheville’s Orange Peel and teach us the song they wrote en route.  Sung to the tune of “I’m Your Puppet” (which we’d played the night before in Charlotte, Jon and Jon’s opening night), “PT Cruiser” is a touching tribute to their beloved rental car, and maybe I’m biased, but I’d say it’s way stronger than this one or this one.


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