Scrolling through today’s new reviews on Pitchfork and saw that the wonderful B Michael Payne has a great review up on Dustin Wong’s new album and was totally thrilled for him.
This is so nice of you to link to. Yes, I have now contributed a review to the website that has been the most influential website on my life, and well it’s very cool. But that’s boring to you, and I don’t want to pay everyone fifty cents, so here’s a story.
I was at the Launchpad in Albuquerque. Ponytail (Dustin Wong’s old band) were opening for someone like Battles or I don’t remember. They were awesome, Ponytail was. After they were done, this guy comes up to me and tells me I did a good job. And I was like, ehh ok thanks. And he was like, *wink wink*, you’re really good at guitar. I realized he thought I was Dustin Wong. So I was like, Oh no that wasn’t me. And then he’s like, yeah, ok, good job though. I couldn’t tell if he was trying to make a joke, was too drunk, or had made an honest mistake. But either way, I felt weird and wanted to go home. But then Battles or whoever Ponytail opened for came on, and they were awesome and everything was ok.
And now I’ve reviewed Dustin Wong’s excellent second album for Thrill Jockey, and my life has come full circle again.