Speeding motorcycle

One score and four years ago, on Nicholas Hill’s Music Faucet show on WFMU, we collaborated with phone-caller Daniel Johnston on what remains the most requested number in our repertoire.  So let’s take a moment to thank then-roommates, current FMU dj’s Gaylord Fields and Toddophonic Todd, who provided us with a rehearsal of sorts, calling in advance of Daniel to sing “Farmer John” backed by Georgia, Dave Schramm and me.  Speaking of ex-roommates, a year ago, we were in Minneapolis when we heard about Reg Presley‘s passing, so we invited Mark Freeman and Cindy Blum for an impromptu version of “Wild Thing.”  But by then Dawn from Minneapolis was long gone: “My girls (Olivia – Junior Scout and Madeline – Daisy Scout) make a stop at the First Avenue office every cookie season. This year we were all treated to Yo La Tengo’s soundcheck, and the band even bought some cookies.  When Olivia’s cookie mom asked the troop how sales were going, she excitedly raised her hand and yelled, ‘I got to sell some cookies to indie rock band Yo La Tengo!'”