Men (and woman) at work

In 1985, Maxwell’s only had shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, except on special occasions.  I was the house soundman, and the less said about that, the better.  Yo La Tengo, three shows under the collective belt, asked Steve Fallon if we and Antietam could play all four Wednesdays in February, two sets per band each night.  I’d do sound and other band members would work the door, not a particularly taxing position as we weren’t expecting big business.  February 6 was night one.  We won’t be releasing the live album anytime soon, but it was great practice.

Switching centuries, Andrew writes from a land down under:  6 March 2007: YLT played the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia (our hometown). This was nine years to the day since Jaclyn and I met. I was trying to find the right way to propose to Jaclyn. Thought your show might be it. It wasn’t — too nervous. But great show all the same.

6 February 2008: We got married in Melbourne, in the garden of Heide Museum of Modern Art.  Some friends played songs for us: double bass, acoustic guitar and female vocal. We ended the ceremony with a cover of Sugarcube.  (We walked in together to Islands in the Stream and followed Sugarcube with Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You.  Great day!)

Finally, we’d like to wish a happy birthday to one-time YLT cover girl, Zsa Zsa Gabor!