I got a text last night from a lucky pal who was at maxwells in hoboken for evening number two of yo la tengo hanukkah week, one of the best reasons to live in the tristate area these days. my friend didn’t know that the secret opener was going to be the magnetic fields — I bet the two acts hadn’t shared a stage since the wee tour that happened back in the mid-90s (was I responsible for that?) anyway, those of us unlucky enough to not be in attendance can read all about it — and the other nights coming up this week — on ira’s hanukkah week diary. who will be the guest singer next? james’s mom? perhaps.