Book Week Recap!
We've seen three bookstores, and we've rocked them all...Good publication week for Our Noise....in some ways more fun that record store in-stores are the bookstore in-stores, but more nerve-wracking as well due to all the public speaking one must do. There were some good questions from the crowd and we had answers for most as well, though we were a little stumped by one gentleman who wanted to talk about James Taylor and various conspiracy theories related to the Chapel Hill-raised singer-songwriter.
We read some sections of the book, i could not be goaded into doing an impression of Stephin Merritt while reading a quote of his, though in hindsight i should have gone for it. We also played some songs in the previously untried acoustic guitar / electric bass format:
Driveway to Driveway, Throwing Things, Detroit Has a Skyline, Cool, and a possibly-ill-conceived spur-of-the-moment acoustic Hyper Enough by request.
i also played some covers of bands in the book...Anything You Want (Spoon), Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) (Arcade Fire), Where's Your Patience, Dear (Matt Suggs), Theone (Lambchop), Come Back from San Francisco (The Magnetic Fields) and My Life Is Wrong (East River Pipe). the photo here is me whistling the glockenspiel part from the Matt Suggs song.
some footage is captured over here at the fine Triangle Music blog though i don't recommend the Magnetic Fields cover as i kind of botched it. i even practiced i swear.
my first every Skype experience is captured in an interview over at one of my favorite sites Salon.