Guess whatI'm opening for Yo La Tengo! Um, well, not in Seattle. In Portland. The day after . . . the 14th. Don't know if they're paying me (I hope so).
But no, I'm not actually "playing," ha . . . I'll be reading a buncha poems. Like maybe this one:
Spill not my ashes
in the Ganges, babe.
to the stinging
on raindark streets
of your own choosing,
but reserve a table-
spoon or two
for the groove
of your filthy fat
Rub some of me there
with your little
would ya do
Or maybe I won't read that one.
HeyI've opened already for Cat Power, I've opened for Guided by Voices. Having been an opening act, I sympathize with opening acts. True-life experiencethat's how come my writing is so pop-yoo-list.
(Henry Rollins, by the way, once opened for meso what, eh?)
But anyway, Yo La Tengo. "I got it." Baseball band. National League.
Yo La Tengo plays the Showbox at 9 p.m. Fri., June 13 with the Clean. $17/$15 adv.