We don't want to hit our Vampire Weekend quota too early in a given week, so we'll keep this one fairly short.
As we mentioned, last night Ezra sat down with author John Wray at the New York City Public Library for a discussion of the band's music, steez, making art without any base in struggle and, well, "your mom is a stripper" jokes (yes, really). True, this doesn't sound too far off from any of the other interview with Koenig that we've read. But this thing had multi-flavored cupcakes! This might legitimately be the first and last time we ever regret not getting that $350 library gold-card member status.
Possibly the most intriguing idea that came from the evening was the one we proposed in this headline. Ezra spoke of much of the content from the first album having been spawned from a family trip to Cape Cod that could just as easily have been a family trip to the Jersey Shore. Granted Ezra & Co's laments on sweaters and bedroom tidiness predate The Situation and his fellow beach-side cohorts. But still, how much would the world as we know it be different if those two TripTik's had been switched up? Food for thought, no cup of supplementary Darjeeling necessary. (Via: Village Voice)