I'm writing in the van, driving between Nantes and Clermont-Ferrand, on our one day off of the tour.
Last night was the show in Nantes with the Animal Collective, who sounded fucking great. They all seemed very sweet, and introduced themselves by their given names (Josh, etc.), so for a long time I had no idea which one was which, which sweet guy was responsible for the genius of Panda Bear.
Oren and I are becoming increasingly obsessed with Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together." Listening to it over and over again, attempting to tackle it in soundcheck, etc (The Animal Collective approved).
Paris show was great, super sold out, nice opening band named Cyann and Ben. Oren wore his beautiful striped Agnis B shirt, and was seriously distressed to discover that a guy in the front row was wearing an identical shirt.
We've been plagued by gear issues, primarily the Wurlitzer, which has been a tempermental beast, but, fingers crossed, I think it's going to behave from now on.