Learning Something New Every Day

Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan is being interviewed on WNYC’s “Soundcheck” at this very moment by John Schaefer.

Earlier in the program, a researcher from the University of Leicester was asked to characterize the typical Yo La Tengo fan.  He presumed that he or she would be highly educated, not particuarly highly-paid, and most curiously, not a pet owner.

With all due respect, what the fuck?

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  1. The Yo La Tengo interview is here:

    http://audio.wnyc.org/soundcheck/soundcheck091906b.mp3

    and the discussion with the interviewer is here:

    http://audio.wnyc.org/soundcheck/soundcheck091906a.mp3

    Both files are MP3s.

    This musical taste survey made BBC’s Broadcasting House this weekend; turns out ravers have multiple sex partners and take drugs, while both classical music fans and opera fans are unlikely to have tried pot or shrooms, but aren’t totally immune to their chemical charms.

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