Here's the dilemma, though. He's playing here in Tucson on the 9th at Plush and then in Tempe at the Marquee on the 10th and in Flagstaff at the Orpheum on the 11th. I'll be at Plush, obviously. I think I'm going to try to see one of those other shows too. Tempe would be easier and I like the Marquee well enough. But I've heard great things about the Orpheum and think it would be a blast to experience actual winter cold.
Plus, I've already seen Malkmus perform in San Francisco, Mountain View and Sacramento with Pavement and in San Francisco, Portland and Tucson as a solo artist. I've seen him more places than anyone else a this point. Adding Flagstaff to the list would make for a point of pride. And driving to Flagstaff and back is no more crazy than driving from Seattle to Portland and back in one night, as I did in September or from Mendocino to the Fillmore and back, as I did in the spring of 2001. Maybe one of you will give me the advice I require to make up my mind.