Well, there's this frustratingly vague bit of information. Apparently, Mr. Merritt will be performing at some blogger's place of work, but there is no information as to where he works! Presumably it is in San Francisco as the event will purportedly be taking place on the same day The Magnetic Fields will be playing at the Herbst Theater, but I will update if I find any further news.
I found out this morning that Ms. Claudia Gonson will be a Keynote speaker at this year's Noise Pop Festival. How this bit of information eluded me before now is a mystery, but there it is.
But, most excitingly, is this fucking recording of one of the Three Terrors shows!! For those unaware, The Three Terrors were a brief, live-only project of Mr. Merritt's wherein he did one-off theme-oriented shows (this one in particular is full of songs about drugs) with 69 Love Songs vocalists extraordinaire Mr. L.D. Beghtol and Mr. Dudley Klute. I have for years wanted to hear these recordings and have frequent AS-commenter and all-around nice fella Mr. Nick David to thank for finally pointing me in the right direction. In particular I love the Loretta Lynn song, where Mr. Klute sounds absolutely beautiful and "Tiny Bubbles," which is just out-and-out awesome. But, of course, the highlight is the rollicking "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall." And, yes, it's sung all the way through.