I just heard the recently reactivated Dismemberment Plan's interview on Weekend Edition and decided it would be a good time to chuck this into the ether again: bandleader Travis Morrison's great/hilarious written account of one of the band's myriad U.S. tours embarked upon during the apex of their success. This tour diary originally appeared in Green Means Go! fanzine, which I co-edited between 1994 and 1997. Sometime last year, Travis mentioned to me that he and his bandmates were considering using this piece for liner notes to their just re-upped Emergency & I LP. I guess that didn't happen, but if you're one of the seemingly zillions of folks for whom that record is such a touchstone, this is sure to get you good and frothy.
Here's audio of "OK, Joke's Over", a song which I can not hear without immediately recalling one of the coldest crosstown walks I have ever endured. (To see the Dismemberment Plan's first ever NYC show, circa 1995, with about 10 other people. Can I get an amen for Sunday nights at Under Acme?)