At Tiny’s Coffee NE:
“She’s the biggest nerd, if she goes to a show it has to be something like the Mountain Goats –”
“Yeah, I know, or Animal Collective, just awful, we have nothing in common.”
I will nerdily note that the Goats gots a new album out, and Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings likes it.
EDITED TO ADD: Ken Jennings reveals in that entry that John Darnielle’s voice reminds him of Kermit the Frog. And as a result, I am now desperate, desperate, desperate to hear a Mountain Goats cover of “Rainbow Connection.” I can almost hear it in my head: an insinuating, almost sneering quality for the line “Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?” — getting fervent for “Someday we’ll find it” and then half-whispered, quavery: “the lovers, the dreamers — and me.”
Totally going to request it at the next show.
(P.S.: There is also a real Overheard in PDX — worth a look.)