Last night (a little less than a month after the release of his latest album Emerald City) we met up with John Vanderslice, who has been playing a unique brand of blog shows for a while now. The world wide (web) tour consists of filming, in collaboration with different blogs, his songs in different cities. For his New York stop, we took him up to the roof of the Hotel Chelsea where he performed one of his songs...

Ed Hamilton, a resident of the Hotel Chelsea, may or may not have been one of John's professors at the University of Maryland! So he did his possible former teach a solid by plugging his book about the hotel at the end. See, he really is the nicest guy in indie rock.