Well, it was actually for Ed Droste’s birthday, but he performed it as part of the New Yorker‘s “Love Is Strange” Speakeasy event this past Valentine’s Day at Galapagos in Dumbo. You remember, it was the song we posted when Grizzly Bear/Department Of Eagles wanted to make sure you knew they still loved each other. Droste introduces Rossen’s take on Jojo’s “Too Little, Too Late” by discussing his love of teenpop (though he’s “not into the Jonas Brothers yet”) and that he bugged Dan until he finally covered this here tale of “teenage heartbreak.” During the performance, the camera cuts to a contented Droste in the audience and Rossen can’t help himself from laughing now and again, but somehow the song manages to occasionally transcend its Disney beginnings.
Bring this one with you on your next date:
Wonder if he could add anything to this sorry trend.