No time for a longer post today, as I'm off to interview Robert Schneider about his production of Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane over the Sea. This is the first proper interview I'll be doing for the 33 1/3 book about the album, though I've been getting some great responses to email queries from folks who played on it, or were part of the Elephant 6 community. I've got far too many questions with which to torment poor Robert, who will be jetlagged and playing an Amoeba in-store (7pm if you wanna catch it) before I begin pestering him.
Oh! if any of you are in Los Angeles tomorrow, Friday the 14th, there are two neat things happening. Around 3, Linda Ramone is unveiling a statue of Johnny (avec Mosrite) to stand sentinal near Dee Dee's grave at Hollywood Memorial Park or, if you must, Hollywood Forever. Then from 8 to 9, there's a Queen tribute band seranading the skaters at the Pershing Square outdoor rink, and I've put out a call for all glitter rockers to show up with thick socks and suitably glitzy ensembles. Pershing Square is at 5th and Olive Streets. The cost is $6 for entry, $2 for skate rentals. -Kim Cooper