When I was a young man and lived in Boston, I played in a band called The Zinnias, later reconfigured as Buffalo Rome and finally as The Magnetic Fields. I played on the first Magetic Fields album, The Wayward Bus, way back in 1991. Since then they have become somewhat indie-famous; 69 Love Songs is a classic of sorts. Stephin has asked me to play on their new album, and tomorrow I’ll be recording with them, on flugelhorn and alto horn as well as tuba. Since they’re on Nonesuch, this means I’ll be labelmates with the Bulgarian Women’s Radio Choir!
Now I just need to find a Captain Hook outfit for the party on the 7th.