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“Useless Trinkets” reminds me of how silly it is to dwell on material things, because in the end you’ll end up a lifeless material thing too, and then what does it matter? Read the rest of this entry »
With all the talk about the new album End Times, it’s also fun to look back a little. And if there is one thing that keeps coming back in the career of Mr. E, it’s his love for a good cover. Ever since his early days (Bad Dude in Love featured three covers) he’s been known to take songs from others and completely make them his own. Never actually releasing them on albums though. But back in 1992 E worked on a cover EP. Read the rest of this entry »
E and steadfast Eels sidekick/pal The Chet set out on tour in 2008 to promote an array of nostalgic E projects: Meet The Eels and Useless Trinkets, a greatest hits album and b-sides compilation respectively; E’s autobiographical Things The Grandchildren Should Know; and Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives, a NOVA documentary featuring E’s efforts to understand his late father, Hugh Everett, creator of an extraordinary quantum physics theory. So, as we’re just one week from Hombre Lobo‘s American release (June 2nd–aren’t you standing in line yet?!), it seems fitting to get reacquainted with E’s last tour wherein E got reacquainted with everything else about himself. Read the rest of this entry »