First of all, how does it feel to be the LCD Soundsystem of encased meats? Do you think that comes with any kind of reputation?
Doug Sohn: My first thought is: couldn't you have picked a band that I really like (the Buzzcocks, The Clash, Taylor Swift)? I realize that none of these make sense as an analogy, I just like them more. Having said that, I'm completely humbled by the love and well wishes I've experienced since closing Hot Doug's. It's an awesome feeling. As for reputation, I've been called much worse.
Well, do you like the Pixies? Or maybe Jay-Z? I feel like the analogy works there, kinda-sorta. Do you think that closing Hot Doug's gave you the chance to appreciate the love Chicago has for you more fully?
Sohn: Apparently you were never actually at Hot Doug's [Note: I totally was, probably more times than was healthy]. Not a huge Pixies or Jay-Z fan. And, to be honest, I'm forgetting what the analogy is. I never shaved my head, so a Britney Spears analogy probably isn't right. Maybe more like Starland Vocal Band - you know, one hit and then a beloved "Where are they now?"