Tuesday, December 24th, 2002
Santa Claus Goes Modern
Merry Christmas to me – Mr Postman must have been dressed in a red fur-lined suit today. Waiting for me in the mailbox were my Joe Pernice CD, which I’d fear MIA in the mail, and the Yo La Tengo Christmas EP which they’d been giving away at their 13 Nights Of Hannakuh shows earlier this month, courtesy of Ivan in NYC.
Big Tobacco sounds like another Pernice Brothers record (obviously) – I had thought it was a solo acoustic sort of record, but it’s full band and sounds great. Not as orchestrated as the Brothers stuff, but the comparitively stripped-down sound gives it a little more emotional urgency. I can’t believe I went so long without it. The YLT EP is a fun quickie. I can MP3-up the 3 tracks if anyone wants.
Christmas vacation started 1 hour ago. I am having futo maki to celebrate.
np – Joe Pernice / Big Tobacco