OUR FIRST IN-OFFICE PERFORMANCE!
An enormous THANK YOU to JON AUER of Posies and Big Star fame, who was in town -- and at the NYCD offices -- touring behind his excellent full length solo debut, SONGS FROM THE YEAR OF OUR DEMISE. Given a full 18 hours to prepare for the event (Jon suggested it at his Mercury Lounge gig the night before), we managed to attract a crowd of exactly five people. But Jon was not deterred. He whipped out his instrument -- er, guitar -- and dazzled us with a selection of our requests, plus his handpicked choice, an absolutely stunning cover of the Replacements' "Swingin' Party."
It's not often that a member of not one but two of our favorite bands comes by our office to play essentially a private performance, and it was a thrill we won't soon forget. Until his next trip to our pad... get his album and catch his shows! If you're a fan of great songwriting and gorgeous singing, you won't regret it.