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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Modest Contradiction

posted by on April 12 at 15:41 PM


For a story in this week’s issue, I talked to Joe Plummer and Tom Peloso, the new guys in Modest Mouse who aren’t Johnny Marr. I just learned that there are contradictory stories about MM2.0’s first practice together as a unit.

The one quoted in the story is from percussionist Joe Plummer:

The first practice was in Seattle and everyone showed up and I showed up and I wasn’t quite sure what I was gonna be doing, so I just filled in where I could.”

In a follow-up interview, upright bassist/fiddler Tom Peloso said the late-‘05 conjunction happened in Portland:

“It was late ‘05 I guess, at Isaac’s house in Portland. It was very exciting. We were literally up in Isaac’s attic. And the energy was really good; everybody was excited to start the project. As soon as we got in there we started hammering out songs and ideas and someone would start playing something and everyone would join in and if anything came of it that would become a song. I think everybody weas just really optimistic about creating some good songs.”

Portland and Seattle, it seems, are pretty much interchangable.

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Wow...okay....thanks for sharing. What exactly is interesting with this?

Posted by Mike Joyce | April 13, 2007 12:46 AM

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