It’s actually kind of from a poem by this guy named Thax Douglas. He’s this kind of local poet in the Chicago area that would come to rock shows and he would write poems for the bands about the bands at their performances. One of the phrases he used to describe us was something about blood candy. I think he was talking about how there is this totally sweet, harmonious side to what we do, but also there’s a lot of passion. There’s also more of a darker undercurrent than just maybe what the melodic, harmonious side might imply.
Here is what may possibly be the only chance to see Jon solo in Phoenix, AZ…ever! It’s just a part of the world/country he doesn’t get to that often. If you’re around, come see him play at The Last Exit on Friday, 9/25/09. (OK, technically it’s in Tempe, but hey…)
Find a good Q & A interview with Jon at AZCentral.com here.
Find an article/show preview in The Phoenix New Times here.
Jon will also be live on KASC “The Blaze” at 4pm day of show for an interview and he’ll even play a song or two. You can tune in and listen here.
“He’s the lead singer of twenty three-year-old power pop dream The Posies and rounds out the second-wave Big Star revival. But next Friday, Jon Auer will be all alone at Last Exit in Tempe, showcasing his extensive repertoire of solo work.”
The Posies are being featured on Mania TV today as their artist of the day. The interview (taped earlier this month in Denver CO) will be running just after 2pm and again just after 8pm (Eastern standard time) today on their homepage.
The interview will be re-run in the 3pm hour on Saturday & Sunday, and will be archived on their site next week.