Tuesday, April 1, 2008

'I Played a Little Bit of the Guitar run from "Summer Babe" but no one Really Noticed.'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 10:24 AM

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Gothamist has an interview up with cryptic slacker-rock king Stephen Malkmus that took place the night he was in Nashville, about to play with the Jicks at Mercy Lounge.

Possibly more amusing is Malkmus' appearance on Fox News' Red Eye show, but Silver Jews fans will be amused by this anecdote about his and David Berman's antics back in New York in the '90s:

Can you share a story about life in New York back when you lived here?

I don’t know. There’s so much in the early ’90s I could talk about. One time I got caught evading a fare on the subway in 1991 because they had these really old turnstiles and I just slid through one of them and there was a sting. I got caught and had to spend four hours in the underground Union Square precinct with a bunch of other homeless derelicts. That came and went and I had a court date and my friend David Berman got caught and he had this idea to say that we were signing up to go fight in Iraq. And we had out-of-state licenses so we just said we were tourists from out of town and had come to New York to enlist to go to Kuwait. And the judge just told us to get out of there. So it’s nice to know the judges of New York care about our boys over there.

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