For those of you who have forgotten, Trip Shakes is one of my Nerdery co-workers. He’s the bomb digs, for real. When I interviewed there last fall he asked me what was the best forty-nine cents I ever spent. I bombed the question because I was really seriously thinking about it, and he was making a reference to Westerberg’s 49:00. So today we had this little e-mail exchange.
Me: Barb Abney just gave me a shout out on The Current for naming I Will Dare as my favorite ‘Mats song. She chose The Ledge. I had to tell someone.
Trip: Hard to pick a fave, but yours is better than hers. I’ll go with Within Your Reach for today, or Unsatisfied.
Me: If it makes you feel any better, I still like you even when you’re WRONG.
Trip: Fuck it then: Trumpet Clip.
Me: You’re a bad, bad man.
Trip: Was it Jim Walsh who said his favorite was Beer for Breakfast? Questionable.
Me: Beer for Breakfast is Beethoven’s 5th compared to Trumpet Clip which is [name redacted to protect the totally innocent] singing to herself in the shower.