There was a rumor a couple of days ago on the Eraserheads mailing list
that, as part of the UP Centennial celebration, the top brass of the university are reaching out to Ely, Marcus, Buddy and Raimund to do a reunion show. Already, some fans have run away with the idea
, citing appearances by Marcus, Buddy, and Raimund on Jessica Soho
, as well a series of shows Down Under by Ely Buendia (without Pupil) singing mostly Heads material
It's probably nothing; Buddy and Raimund had always been accessible to the media, while Marcus is promoting his new record. Meanwhile, the Ely gigs in Australia probably paid really well--well enough that he couldn't say no to demands that he play only Heads songs. If that were the case, it would make sense that he came over alone without Pupil.
Still, it'd be really, really nice if the band got together again for the UP Centennial. I haven't felt like I'm part of any of the centennial celebrations (and I'm actually enrolled in UP for graduate school now), and a Heads reunion concert would bring people like me into the fold, as the group just had an inordinate amount of influence on everyone who went to UP in the mid- to late-90s
. A big homecoming for the centennial would be really nice, and bringing the Eraserheads back would be the time machine that took everyone back.
Labels: eraserheads, music