Tay Zonday/Dan Deacon/Girl Talk @ First Ave, Minneapolis 10/9/07

Difficult to do anything aside from IM and email about here on what feels like Christmas morning, and it makes us feel dirty to post anything when all we’re thinking is In Rainbows … but we’ve gotta start the non-Radiohead stuff somewhere … and what more poetic place to start than right here: From the timelessness of Thom to the internet pan-flash of Tay. As you’ll remember, Gregg Gillis wasn’t sure whose idea it was, but both he and the good Deacon signed off on allowing Zonday to open their show at First Ave. in Minneapolis. That was last night. So while we were at Sunset Rubdown and then waiting for W.A.S.T.E. to hit our inbox, we sent Stereogum reader Raquel Guzman to take a couple of shots…

 

Right. You know the party-starting exploits of Girl Talk and Dan, so let’s just move into the Zonday. The Star Tribune was impressed…

I actually enjoyed the Chocolate Reign more than the rest of the crowd seemed to, but just as a one-time-only, curiosity kind of deal. Seeing him perform was almost like seeing a TV character come to life, it was just hard to think of him as a real guy. But he proved to be very real in the end, effortlessly showing every quirk he does on YouTube. For whatever reason, I laughed hardest during ?Internet Dream? when emphatically sang/mooed, ?I love my mom and dad.? I also liked his frozen arm gesture that ended every song.

But you can just judge for yourself, via this reader submitted vid…

Thanks to Chris for sending this in. And yes, we know, it’s tough to move on from In Rainbows … but at least we waited ’til there were 200 comments, right? Keep on going though — we’ll have a ‘best-of’ your premature evaluations later.