What happened to your beanie from the Robbers touring days? — Kyle D. Oakland, CA
i loved that beanie. this little guy stole it during MIY recording sessions in nashville. he’s the little monkey that stared at me in the studio on the mantle every day in the drum and bass booth. he probably didn’t steal it, but maybe Aveiro did, as he hated that thing. i know somewhere in the 2 weeks session of us being at House of David in nashville, it disappeared somehow. mystery it is, and i think this little guy had something to do with it. lately, when its really cold i’ve been wearing this red beanie with snoopy skiing on it. can’t really tell its snoopy in this beanie, but it is. thats Aveiro on the right.
In response to the shirt thing: It's awesome. And epic.
thankyou. i think its become out of print. speaking of t shirts, if you have the means of helping me find this one, or one like it, its pretty much my ambition right now. i love t shirts. you should see how many i have.
Hey Maust, thanks for a great show in Melbourne at the start of the year! Who are your favourite three Australian artists?
ok. there seems to be a lot of “favorite questions” going around. these are my favorites from Oz. please introduce me to some australian writers or painters because i’m embarrassed that i can’t think of one. but, actors and musicians, there seem to be a lot of so this won’t be difficult….
cate blanchette. i really enjoy her scene that she does in the movie “coffee and cigarettes” where she plays herself and her cousin simultaneously. the first time i saw it i didn’t realize it was her playing both parts.
i can’t separate these 2 peeps, so they’ll be listed as one. nick cave & warren ellis. i really enjoy everything these guys do together. they’ve done a number of movie scores together, and have a couple of bands called the bad seeds and grinderman. here’s a photo them performing on stage together somewhere. a few years ago i got to see a production of Woyzeck in Melbourne that these 2 arranged the music for and i’m still waiting for that one to be released. it was really good.
thirdly, a friend of mine, daisy tulley who’s band Bridezilla opened a few shows for CWK in Australia a few years back. i think she takes quite a bit of style from warren above, but its ok as we’re all imitators of our favorite peeps. she’s an insane violin player and steals the show every time.
I was unable to attend the We Barbarians show at the echo.
Due to me living in Northern Cali.
Are there anymore of their 7" available & if so where might they
& if not could you please be so kind as to post the song "chambray"
yes. go here and tell them i sent you. maybe i can get back on their good side. the show was epic by the way. don’t miss them next time. above is a picture of lead singer david quon in his studio working on things.
hello mister mausters,
how do you guys determine the setlist each night? mine is yours is in heavy rotation in our household!
the household is a good name for a band. how do we determine? we draw straws everynight. no we don’t. we let our tour manager Mr. Gabriel Kerbrat pick what songs we play. usually we agree with him so it makes it pretty easy. here’s last nights set list in Hamburg if you’re curious what we played.
Hi hello...I had sent you a message before about your show here in Berlin coming on the 11th...i have been dying for this show and seeing you live after so much time and been counting down to it and MIY release for so so long. I've been here in berlin for about 7 months but am originally, from Louisiana just outside of New Orleans and lived in Nola for the past 5 years...I've followed yall for about 6 yrs and you remain my absolute number 1 favorite band. Cheesy, but true! So yea yea yea...basically -i have held off on buying a ticket for the show here in berlin bc i applied for a contest to be a photojournalist for the Berlinale Film Festival which I found out your show fell during that week. I am really upset bc i realized last week the website says the show is 'sold out' and today, also that i was not picked for the concert. I hope this will not turn out a loose, loose situation... I'm begging begging begging you...is there any possible way that I could get a ticket that you know? If you could help me, you have no idea how much it would mean to me and I would be forever grateful for this. I would be more than happy to take photos for your show if you need someone too (for free, of course) and..why not... try to help you find this shirt you are after! I have seen cwk in new orleans, baton rouge, at bonnaroo in 2006, leiges, belgium at le ardentes festival 2 summers ago and wow. being able to see you in berlin- would really be a dream. What do you think? Is this too crazy? I hope to talk soon...xo
Hi mister Mausters, I hope to see you guys after the show in the Melkweg in Amsterdam, so I can ask you all to write down the words 'joy and misery' in your most beautiful handwriting haha. I've always wanted a tattoo, & every since Hospital Beds I want the words 'joy and misery' tattooed! x
nice, be sure and find me after the show. bring an assortment of pens. looking forward to the rendezvous. what about this image as a tattoo? its kind of joiful and myzerable looking.
good question. we’re not talkin right now, we’re just, you know…talkin.
Ron Rosenbaum on JD Salinger Recluse History….
Originally published in Esquire, June 1997 issue
"…But then I thought about the famous Fat Lady passage in Franny and Zooey.You recall: the one in which Franny, the oversensitive, spiritually obsessed younger sister of the departed guru Seymour, is suffering a nervous breakdown because she can’t take the insensitive and hypocritical chitchat of the benighted souls that surround her in her tony college. She wants to withdraw from the world, find a pure communion with Jesus through incessant prayer, prayer so incessant that after a while it becomes the pure, silent language of the heart.
Zooey, one of Franny’s brothers, brings her out of the spiritual crisis by reminding her of the Fat Lady. When they were all quiz-kid celebrities and got tired of performing for the unseen multitudes of geeks and rubes in their audience, the sainted Seymour would tell them to do it “for the Fat Lady.” And each of them would think of some overweight woman out there in the radio audience, maybe swatting flies on her porch while listening to the show. Don’t look down on such people; do the show out of love for the Fat Lady, as Seymour urged them. “Buy I’ll tell you a terrible secret,” Zooey tells Franny."There isn’t anyone out there who isn’t Seymour’s Fat Lady…Don’t you know who that Fat Lady really is?…It’s Christ Himself. Christ Himself Buddy.”
A beautiful sentiment: Love every soul on the planet, however alien, for being an embodiment of godhood. But hasn’t S. rejected that sentiment in withdrawing from the world, in disdaining contact with the perhaps foolish fans who love his work, in fleeing from the inept, excessive ways in which the world expresses its love for a writer? Isn’t S., like Franny, spurning the Fat Lady? Aren’t I, in some way, the Fat Lady on his doorstep? Shouldn’t S. love me,welcome me, like the Fat Lady?…”
man,………i really want amy winehouse to put out a new record.
i think that maybe he listened to an old recording of himself doing a melody and then copied it? who knows. he did a really good solo performance of it for KCRW a few years ago. let me know if you find it, i’d like to hear it.