Phantom Planet in San Jose
Sam was fun to talk to over the phone, and filled the spaces between questions, answers, and me typing, with random comments - like:
He did talk about his parents' new coffee machine:
"Red Bull is disgusting. I love Coca-Cola, but I drink too much, and that's not very good. And, I hate coffee." (He was drinking Red Bull, waking up after 12 p.m. after spending the night in a friend's studio and getting to sleep at 4 a.m.)
"They have this amazing coffee machine. It cost $2,000. You hit one button, and it makes your coffee for you instantly. All you have to make sure is that there are beans and water. It can do cappuccino and espresso in one touch. But, naw I can't really afford that right now."So ch-check out the rest of my silly interview with him next Friday.
And tonight, ch-check it out:
WHERE: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco
WHEN: 9 p.m. tonight; 3/24
TIX: $12; (415) 771-1421
WHY: Singer-songwriter Ben Lee sings sweet nothings put to alternative rock.