Singing "A Postcard to Nina" in Melbourne after technical difficulties force an acoustic rendition: He forgets the words and changes the line "Can you pass the figs?" to "Can you pass the eggs?"
Here he is, lost in a sea of yellow chairs, covering Arthur Russell's already affecting "A Little Lost."
In front of a hometown crowd back in 2003, looking like a skinny Bob's Big Boy, he plays it straight, withholding any coy introductory banter and swapping out the "God damn, I missed the last tram" part for "Pardon me ma'am," as if he doesn't have it in him to curse.
"What's a suburban potato-chip-factory boy supposed to do when Kirsten Dunst comes to town?" he asks the audience. Write a song about it, obviously (a sneak peak of the EP). And then sing it during Read and Shout, a one-day festival in England protesting the closure of libraries.
The slowed-down intro and song title speaks for itself.