"Pavement's influence provides the Donkeys with an overlooked portal through which to interpret all that classic rock [the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, the Grateful Dead]"
"A couple of years ago, a producer for "Lost" heard the Donkeys and insisted they be cast as Geronimo Jackson, a fictional band of San Francisco-based, late-70s contemporaries of the Grateful Dead. One of their songs, "Exclesior Lady", was re-recorded as "Dharma Lady" just for the show, a cut that was said to have been featured on Geronimo Jackson's period-appropriate LP, Magna Carta."
Chip: "Their album cover is frustratingly lacking in donkeys."
Congrats to the Bourgeois Pig, which clocks in at an impressive #5 on the www.complex.com list of America's 50 best "college coffee shops." Here's the blurb from the site:
"As the first establishment in Lawrence to serve both booze and coffee, the Bourgeois Pig has a reputation for the radical. Still don't believe us? The Pig's first art show featured shotgun paintings by William S. Burroughs. And just as often as they have new art, they have smart-ass undergrads hotly debating in the cramped, beloved spot. So. Just how ironic is that name?"
Richard: "I wish the Pig were actually as pretentious as many believe. Nine times out of time you're NOT going to step into a hot debate on Nietzsche, and almost never is it full of 'smart-ass undergrads.'"
Chip: "I am, however, always vaguely worried that my presence there might land me on some sort of communist or socialist 'watch-list.'"
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