Comets on Fire

Comets on Fire

A military-base-colored 1989 Ford Club Wagon rounds the soft corner at the foot of Griffith Park in Los Angeles: Steely Dan on the stereo; Comets On Fire vocalist/guitarist Ethan Miller at the wheel. Bassist Ben Flashman, guitarist Ben Chasny, Echo Electronics wizard Noel Von Harmonson and drummer Utrillo (pronounced oo-Tree-oh) Kushner in the back. A 12-pack of (regrettably) Republican beer stashed behind the seat. Kushner produces a magnum of Russian red from his rucksack. In an impressive display of prestidigitation, half of it disappears down... more