Jesse Jarnow

you can have it all (ylt, night 7)

Never thought I’d be so glad to spend New Year’s in Jersey. Probably some holes below, but so it goes. Lotta strands in ol’ Duder’s head. Fun stuff — falsetto overdrive after midnight (“1999”); costumes; thin, wild mercury music (“I Wanna Be Your Lover”); Georgia balladry (“Gee, the Moon is Shining Bright”); New Year’s resolutions (“Sugarcube”), and the infinitely charming Wreckless Eric eating an apple while crooning Serge Gainsbourg (“Je T’Aime,” untranslatable to tape). Happy New Year’s.

Yo La Tengo at Maxwell’s
31 December 2005
*(Hanukah, night 7)*
The Scene is Now and Fred Armisen opened.

Mix discs by James and RJD2.

(much of set with various members of The Scene is Now and/or Fred Armisen on drums.)

1999 (Prince, Fred Armisen as Prince.)
When U Were Mine (Prince, with Armisen)
Stockholm Syndrome
Upside Down
Tears Are In Your Eyes
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Bob Dylan)
As the Hour Grows Late
Center of Gravity
Xmas Trip (Run-On)
Gee, The Moon is Shining Bright (The Dixie Cups)
Little Eyes
The Story of Jazz
Big Day Coming (fast version)
Deeper Into Movies
Mushroom Cloud of Hiss
instrumental (Georgia on guitar)
Our Way to Fall

False Alarm tease >
Let’s Compromise (Information, with everybody)
Red Rubber Ball (Paul Simon, with Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby)
Je T’Aime (Serge Gainsbourg, with Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby)
Yellow Sarong


  1. sam says: - reply

    the intro to the encore seemed to be an excerpt from the end of false alarm

  2. The female singer who joined Wreckless Eric and YLT for the encore is Amy Rigby and the second Prince cover (played right after “1999”) was “When You Were Mine”.

  3. Waugh says: - reply

    if memory serves, they did The Story of jazz on 12/31, which might be the ???. Gee, the Moon is Shining Bright is a Dixie Cups tune (Luna = moon).

  4. Sam Adams says: - reply

    XMas Trip (Run On)

  5. Max Lang says: - reply

    you have The Stroy of Jazz and Deeper into Movies reversed in the running order.

  6. Max Lang says: - reply

    Oy, scratch that! It’s Sugarcube/Jazz/Big Day. Sorry for the confusion.

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