By Spencer Ackerman
Kriston decided to hold an improptu working brunch at the Flophouse today — he’s poaching eggs as I type — and so our friends Dave Weigel, Julian Sanchez, Megan McArdle and Peter Suderman are over, typing away on well-designed Apple products. Something seemed to be missing, though. An element difficult to place.
Suddenly Kriston put on Stereolab’s Dots and Loops record. A well-conducted census would probably report that at least half of the under-40 demographic living on the coasts or in the major cities of this country has attended at least one brunch where Dots and Loops was playing. If the act of squeezing a grapefruit or whisking an egg could itself make music, it would be Stereolab. I once saw them play and couldn’t really understand why I didn’t like their show. Now I know: it was too late in the day.