There’s a big day coming

It’s the first day of the rest of our life, twenty-three years ago today.   Temporary fill-in, on loan from Christmas, James drives down from Providence and has his first rehearsal with me and Georgia.  Afterwards we all went to Maxwell’s where Antietam, Love Child, and Sleepyhead were playing.  After the last scheduled set, Georgia and I, with Tim Harris on bass (and a surprise visit from Rachael McNally on drums), played “Big Day Coming” for the first time (approximately 2 1/2 years before its release on Painful).   And speaking of Peter Walsh (as we were yesterday), he’s the emergency replacement for Georgia when she’s still bed-ridden with the flu, forcing her to miss our appearance during the 2008 WFMU marathon.   If we ever get around to releasing the followup to Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics, the closing “Chantilly Lace” medley will be just one of the many “highlights.”