You might remember a moment during Day 1 of Homegrown Music Festival when the space lounge band Tangier 57 played the song “White Rabbit” — but first dedicated it to customers of Last Place on Earth.
Meanwhile, Jim Carlson was in the back of the room. Chatter ensued.
Reporter John Lundy recently spoke with Carlson about non-Homegrown related business and the store owner had this to say about that dedication:
“During the Homegrown I walked into (Tycoon’s) one day. I was getting a bite to eat a week ago last Sunday. I was waiting ten minutes for the food and somebody walked up to me … and somebody walks up to me and says, ‘Oh, Jim, do you like this song?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, it’s a nice song.’ And he said, ‘Are you listening to the words?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And he said, ‘Well the words to the song, it’s about a guy wanting to buy a poster, and he’s stuck an hour-and-a-half waiting in line at your store.’”
Carlson also noted that there were people wearing T-shirts with his likeness (like the Che Guevara shirts) during the festival and said:
“What I’m trying to get across is that not everybody hates me. It might only be 10 percent like me.”