History is bunk

As we draw ever closer to December 2 and our 30th birthday, these reminiscences are threatening to create a feedback loop, as I start looking back at a year of looking back.  I am especially gratified that among all of the contributions we have gotten, none have included corrections of previous posts, because this history game can be tricky.  A perusal of HistoryOrb.com lets us know that the great George O’Hanlon was born today . . . in either 1912 or 1917.  Susan Anspach, too, somewhere between 1939 and 1942.  Well, that We Report, You Decide hogwash may fly over at HistoryOrb, but we take our journalistic oath more seriously here at Yo La Tengo hq.  When I tell you that the only time we’ve played outside of Germany on this date was in 1993, at the 930 Club, no need to fact-check.  What better song to open with in D.C. than “Bad Politics”?


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