were good enough for grandpa
The Squirrel Nut Zippers are touring, and I went to see them at the Independent in San Francisco, and they looked like this:
Who the fuck are the Squirrel Nut Zippers, you ask? They are a swing band who had a radio hit called "Hell" in the late nineties, worked with Andrew Bird, and have continued to go hard since that time. Plus, they've been on Sesame Street.
So you know they're cool.
And ... gossip? Well, crazy-eye-guy did allow as how the song "Wash Jones" is based on the character in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! -- that's kind of gossip. And also, they said that San Francisco was the best city. Ha ha! That'll show the previous and subsequent cities on their tour!
Source: me, my camera, and my blog, which has more pictures of this event