• Pavement and their fabulous festoons

In the back of the van now, trying to catch up (recover?) from six weeks of constant shows. I’m somewhere between Iowa City and Milwaukee (wasn’t I just there?—touring can feel like Fight Club sometimes), on my way to my second show with Iron & Wine. I’ve been out on tour since August, doing the final Pavement dates in North America, double-dipping with Sonic Youth on the last two shows, and then heading with them down to Austin City Limits. Flew home from Austin, had eight hours in my house, and then drove to Iowa City with Sam Beam and company. I haven’t had time to write anything at all (the New York dates were in the middle of 12 shows in 11 days), but I did take as many pictures as I could. As I try to catch up to where I am now, I’ll catch you up too. I was in New York City with Pavement in September, our monthlong tour of the States coming to an end . . .