On this date four years ago, we participated in a benefit for Chris Knox at (Le) Poisson Rouge. We were the backing band for both David Kilgour and Portastatic, and David played with us during out set. Twelve years earlier, we shared a bill with Toots & the Maytals in Wesleyan. Don’t know if Toots had another show that same day in another state, but we did. And David (no relation) from . . . he didn’t say . . . was there:
May 6, 1998 was a momentous date. Yo La Tengo played at Bogie’s in Albany, NY and David met Pam there for their first date. We had been emailing for a few weeks, Pam found me on Yahoo! Personals!
I let her know that the cover was $10 and I’d be there early with friends (little did I know the polite thing would have been to buy her ticket). I also let her know that when the music started there would be no talking.
(She wasn’t sure what to do/say when she had to pee during your set, but didn’t want me to think she was ditching me.) We chatted with James a bit at the merchandise table and he seemed a bit put off that we had met online.
On Friday May 3, 2013 we celebrated our 15th anniversary with Yo La Tengo at End of an Ear Records and The Mohawk in Austin, TX. Thank you Yo La Tengo!