Indy: Why the ice age?
EG: I'm really interested in the period, because it was such a dramatic shift in climate ... basically like this giant eraser ... It's a chance to destroy all boundaries and start fresh, which fits with the themes of the band.
Indy: You played just three songs at the Breakdown Book Collective show last week.
EG: They're so damn long. Three songs is a good 35-, 40-minute set.
Indy: So, how many instruments does the band now play?
EG: The current lineup includes guitar, keyboard, cello, bass, two tenor saxes, two trumpets, trombone, computer, banjo and drums.
Indy: How will CAFTA impact "Let Yourself Be Conquered," a song about Xela, Guatemala?
EG: It's a slogan on the back of minibuses, aimed at tourists, implying that it wants you to give yourself up to this great city ... Xela was a center of resistance to colonization ... Nothing political has been good for folks in Guatemala for the past 500 years.
-- Vanessa Martinez
This show at Stargazers with the Charlie Milo Trio will be broadcast live on local…
This is awesome! Excited about the new music and adventures for his year!
Thanks so much!!!