So, I'm totally obsessed with the song "Home" by the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, so naturally I told Kate to listen to it and now she loves it as well. She also did some Wikipediaing and uncovered that the brains behind this rather large collective is this guy from L.A. named Alex Ebert. Now, this is interesting because Alex Ebert happens to also be from the band Ima Robot who Traci and I used to love and would spend shows fretting over the fact that man appeared to be running on cocaine. This is further interesting because Alex Ebert used to look and sound like this (note the haircut with squares carved in the side):
Now he has apparently grown some hair, deepened his voice, and created a cult of the happiest musicians in the world:
In either instance he appears to be having fun. It was confusing for me though, I'm not going to lie to you. And quite frankly I can't decide if I prefer the new-wave hair or the Hey Let's Go See What Charlie Manson And The Crew Are Up To style.