It’s been a long time since we checked the p.o. box (almost 3 years) . . .
Letter #1 —
Our self-procalimed 239,421th biggest fan, amyji, asks:
did i see ira kaplan on rollerblades at the X show? sxsw, next to last night, X, Donnas, Raveonettes.
i have to know.. was that you?
We can’t say for sure what you did or did not see, but when we Googled “ira” “rollerblades” and “sxsw,” we found this. Judge for yourself.
Letter #2 —
So random question: there is a song, I believe by Yo La Tengo, in which there is a line (perhaps even the last line) “the party never ends.”
Do you know this song? If you do, what is it? What album does it live on? A vague question, maybe, but one I believe you have the answer to.
This would not be the first time we have forgotten our own song, and happily this time it’s not happening on stage. Another Google search suggests the song in question might be “The Road Goes On Forever,” by Robert Earl Keen. Covered by Joe Ely, the Highwaymen, Jack Ingram, and — I’m just quoting Google here, personally I have my doubts — Ely Joe.
Letter #3 —
Finally, Kiarie wants to know: WHAT’S WITH THAT?
Hi! My name is Kiarie [let's leave out the rest of his name], a 35 year old American born male in Kenya, East Africa. I recently watched a homofest disguised as an artsy indie film called ‘Short Bus’ and wallahi! am no bible thumper but the close ups of the homo action were too much for my eyes. I would have literally burned the DVD and scattered the ashes but for your soundtrack; the only redeeming feature on that otherwise demoralising pervert fest. Which leads me to my questions -did you know your soundtrack would be used to not only promote but glorify homos and their ways? -if so do you have any regrets?
Say what you may about this email, you have to admit, the British spelling of “demoralising” really classes it up!