May: You Live In Interesting Times!
After poetry of welcome, much of which turns on the fact that the host is unable to pronounce the surnames of either of his female cabineteers, Mr. Stace and Mr. Eugene Mirman discuss the doomed concept of the post-reading Q&A. Mr. Stace is then joined by The English UK for his love song to the city, “We Will Always Have New York”, before chanteuse Sarah Borges (rhymes with “gorgeous”) takes the stage for a song; the band then join her for the remarkably catchy “Stop and Think It Over.” Emma Straub delights us with a reading of “The Three Hour Tour”, and then Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! delivers his haunting take on Neil Young’s "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere”, before bringing the curtain down on the first act with his band’s frenetic classic “Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood”.
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