The official merchers of The Magnetic Fields, Ms. Emma Straub and Mr. Michael Fusco, have just started another blog in the vein of Airplanes. Donuts. Distortion. Aptly titled as ever, this new tour blog is entitled We Are Having A Hootenanny and currently only features two entries, one of which shows a picture of three of the shirts that will be sold on tour. There will be a total of five shirts, which means this little blogger will be very, very poor come March.
Also, Mr. Darren Hanlon has announced that he will be opening for The Magnetic Fields on March 11, at their New York show. Proof of this can be found at the man's Twitter account. This explains the previous absence of Ms. Laura Barrett's name from the roster, at the very least. Mr. Hanlon is an accomplished songwriter himself, and has opened for The Magnetic Fields a number of times. Read this conversation between the two of them from the 2008 European Distortion tour.