Blowin’ through Shibuya!

After months of acoustic shows, on this day in 1990, we dust off the fuzzboxes and perform a set at CBGB, after which one satisfied customer looks me up, down, then up and down again before asking disbelievingly if we’re the Yo La Tengo that opened for the Sundays at the Marquee a few months ago.  Ten years later, we conclude our Japanese tour with a performance at Club Quattro, and it’s a wild one.  Salon Music is on the bill and they join us at the start of our second encore for a version of “Rocket #9” that becomes a medley with “Muck Muck” before it’s over.  I surf the crowd during “Love Power” and live to tell the story.  We return for two quiet songs; Georgia sings “Take Care” and that’s that.