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They held each other close on the floor of the club, going round and round slowly like it was the last song of your grade 8 school dance, the “Stairway to Heaven” moment. And while Derrick C Brown may have liked my all-black outfit, he lied to me. I ate some po’boys there because my local friend said I had to. And in the times that I’ve met him – when we were drunk as sailors in 1994 in Toronto, or in passing at Sub Pop’s 25th Anniversary in Seattle – he’d never not been a Gentleman to me. Dulli politely asked the offender to turn off the flash. The guy yelped out a “sorry.” Dulli couldn’t quite hear him, so asked for a repeat. Dulli was making it sound the way he does in most of his songs, like the devil’s creeping nearby, about to rain fire around you, or kiss you hard. About 2 minutes in, it came, an almighty crescendo. I usually listen to Dulli with my eyes closed, you see, because his shit is just so intense sometimes. His jaw was right there on the ground, too, I swear to gods. There were other moments, of course, a cover of “Paper Thin Hotel” by Leonard Cohen – who once told me I was beautiful, twice – and Dulli folded in a few lines from “She Loves You” by the Beatles, too.He read his poem while they danced, over her shoulder. It’s a shifty little place across the street from the La Laurie house, but their All That Jazz po’boy was INSANE. But in Vancouver, we were all warned before the show – by my friend Larry who used to tech for Dinosaur Jr and has been on tour with Dulli for aeons – not to take photos with a flash. Like a “murder of crows”, is there a phrase for a collection of cringers? “HE JUST SAID HE WAS SORRY” a brave soul piped up, Canadian-ly. “Looks like your friend in Chicago had wrong information,” he yelled. But it was the Twilight Singers’ “Too Tough To Die” that was stellar again. It felt like too short a set, but by the time he kicked off the three-pack encore with “The Spell”, we were all under one.The tour saw him perform twenty-nine shows in five different countries.The first night was in New Orleans at the bar "d.b.a".and Beautiful Girls (together with The Afghan Whigs), as well as Matt Bissonnette's Passenger Side.
“He said it wasn’t that good,” the friend said, “He liked the opening guy better.” I shrugged. It makes me feel more cultured by proxy, and that’s what’s really important, right? The audience respectfully canned their yapping and paid their respects, too, and that helped.
The shows were recorded and released in October 2008 as a digital download on Greg's own label, Infernal Recordings.
In 2009, Dulli was invited to participate in a tribute album to the late Doug Sahm, and contributed his version of "You Was For Real" to Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm (Vanguard Records).
“Oh it’s okay,” said Dulli, and then faked a huff, “that’s it, I’m OFF! There was a collective exhale in the bar, but we all knew he coulda if he wanted to. After the show, I had a lot of things to say to Dulli, mostly about New Orleans, but forgot them all.
We cuddled up close for a photo with him and Derrick.
Dulli is now the lead singer and main songwriter of the band The Twilight Singers who released their fifth album titled Dynamite Steps in February 2011.