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Filmed December 18, 2007
San Antonio, Texas
Matthew Fleeger is the operations manager of KRTU 91.7 FM in San Antonio, Texas. When Matthew contacted me about playing in San Antonio, I was enthusiastic. I had “guerrilla gigged” in that city one night in the late 1990’s—-that is, shown up at a concert unannounced and jumped the bill—-and felt that this miserable experience didn’t appropriately represent the home of the Alamo.
Fortunately, my scheduled show at the Limelight, San Antonio’s premier indie-rock venue, was more successful then the unscheduled show I had played in San Antonio ten years before. I chatted with Matthew and his wife—-who, like me, is from suburban Philadelphia—-about suburban Philadelphia high school sports. Later, I filmed Matthew below an enterprising painter’s “Great Dictators” series. Joseph Stalin’s mouth is visible in my video portrait.