Effing. Fantastic. Just got this e-mail back from Ted Leo’s folk:
Hey T -
GREAT to hear from you. Teddy isn’t really doing press but I’ll make an exception for you! Hilton Head needstaknow! :)
Will 9/15 work for you?
That’s right: Ted Leo isn’t doing interviews, but they’re making an exception for the small newspaper on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Because, even though it may kill us, reducing our bodies to chunky ash residue that will be used to fertilize the fairway of the 8th hole at Heron Point, we’re going to force this place to accept the punk. LEARN IT. KNOW IT. LIVE IT.
If I can quote the ever estimable Jeff Vrabel: “EAT (poo), PITCHFORK“
Also, even if they didn’t set up the interview, I still have his cell phone number in my phone from our interview two years ago. Stalker much? Maybe a little. But I’ve never called it, not even drunk.