Apples in Stereo - "What's the #?"
Mon, 26 Feb 2007 19:03:16 CST Vu
The Apples In Stereo - What's The #
Feb 26, 2007 at 2:18 PM
AVENGERS SUNBURST T-SHIRT (Mad Engine) (Sep 2006)
Listen to "What's the #"
So I was at the Apples in Stereo
concert last Saturday. I was standing around and this bookish man
(covered with a hat, glasses, scarf, and layers and layers of
clothing!) he asked me, "Hey, is that an Avengers T-shirt?".
I told him, yes, and challenged him to guessing who the artist is.
He concentrated and stared and after a few minutes answered, "Is it Gil Kane?" (It was not)
So I told him it was George Perez, and then we got into a conversation about DC and Marvel comics. It was pretty nerdy.
So after a while, I asked him, "Hey, what's your name?"
Turns out, he's Robert Schneider, singer and songwriter of Apples in Stereo.
Too embarrassing. (And who knew he was such a big comic book geek?)
song I have picked out is from one of their old albums, because I have
not had a chance to listen to the new one, "New Magnetic Wonder", which
was released a few weeks ago.
The song is quite fitting as it does contain the line:
"I'll see you around, up and downtown. What's your name now? I'll write it down."
for the concert, they did manage to do "What's the #" on their encore,
as you can see on the setlist. The very last song was not Ruby, it was
"Tidal Wave", from Fun Trick Noisemaker (and Science Faire).
Trivia: John Dufilho, from the Deathray Davies is now the drummer for Apples in Stereo, replacing Hilarie Sidney (the only girl in the band).
Bonus: More pictures of the show on Flickr at Brody and Steve. You can also download Toronto (20 Feb 2007) and read about Chicago (23 Feb 2007).
I was shopping at Wal-Mart
today and I saw that they had the Avengers Sunburst T-Shirt (available
only in blue) in a variety of sizes, ranging from Small to Extra Large
for $9.99. I picked up a shirt, it looks pretty awesome, except that
the yellow on blue does not show up very well.
Some interesting notes, the T-Shirt co-partner is Mad Engine. Their website does not list this Avengers T-Shirt.
If you do not live near a Wal-Mart and would like me to pick you up one, just send me an email.