We’re an American band

In New York’s Battery Park nine years ago today, on a bill with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and Laura Cantrell, we get into the holiday spirit by opening with “We’re an American Band” from I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, followed by “We’re an American Band” by Grand Funk.  Both “The Weakest Part” and “The Story of Yo La Tango” are played for the first time.  And did you know that Sanjay from Los Angeles has the same birthday as Rick Rizzo, Eva Marie Saint and my dad?  He writes:  My wife, then my girlfriend, bought me And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out for my 27th birthday (July 4, 2001); I knew then she was the girl for me.