The Dismemberment Plan was on TV

To promote the re-issue of 1999’s Emergency & I, The Dismemberment Plan have reunited for a handful of shows. All the U.S. shows are sold out and according to the band, there won’t be any more dates due to everyone’s schedules being a bit crazy. Fortunately, the D-Plan did show up for a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they performed “The City” and “What Do You Want Me to Say?” So far, only “The City” has shown up on YouTube. Here it is.

And, for fun, I pulled up an interview I did with D-Plan bassist Eric Axelson back in early 2000.

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Soundtrack of My Life: Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater)

(Note: This originally appeared in March 2004 on my old site, Swizzle-Stick. I’ll be digging into the archives once in a while to bring you content that is worth sharing)

Ever hear a song/album/band that reminds you of a very specific time and/or place in your life? The following was written by Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg:

Pink Floyd. On the 45-minute bus ride to and from the ninth grade in North Carolina they were just about all I listened to, especially a cassette that had Animals on one side and The Final Cut on the other. The trip was a perfect album-length. As soon as I plopped down in the seat (my house was the first stop on the route in the morning, and the last in the afternoon) I crammed the earbuds into my ears and pressed “Play” on my little Walkman, and the first strum of Roger Waters’ acoustic guitar on “Pigs on the Wing, Pt. 1” or the muted French horns of “The Postwar Dream” gave the school parking lot – or my cheerful, suburban neighborhood – an elegiac, desperate feeling that thrilled me. In the wintertime the windows would fog up and I’d rub a blurry little porthole away with my glove, watching the interstate, the endless stretches of pine trees, the crawling morning or afternoon traffic, and the bus driver’s creased, long-suffering face in the mirror.
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