Leon, Oliver and I have, since the departure of Frey, decided to call our band any different conglomeration of syllables so long as it has the word ‘merkin’ in it. Conservatively enough, we started off at E DAT JOE’S with “The Merkins.” Musically, we’ve pretty much gone back to Cowboy Surf. After our first gig at E DAT JOE’S it turns out they want us back, so Oliver suggests we’ll be “The Plugs Unmerkined” next gig. Oliver is a funny guy.
Tim Koenig introduced me to the concept of merkins. Also the colour puce. That’s the kind of thing Tim does. One day, it is possible, we’ll call ourselves The Merpucekins.