The Lumineers had a thing for sharing amusing names they saw on TV or in newspapers. Little did he know, that would land Jackson’s photo on their keyboard — and in their sweet hearts forever. (Alex Wong/Getty Images file photo)
There’s no good reason for the politics editor of CQ Roll Call to write about the new album by The Lumineers, let alone interview founding member Jeremiah Fraites about President Donald Trump, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, or the death of Fraites’ older brother from a heroin overdose.
But growing up in the North Jersey town of Ramsey, Fraites and his brother had a thing for sharing what they thought were amusing names they saw on TV or in newspapers. And my name became one of them when it was printed under an admittedly goofy photo in 2005 in the Bergen Record, along with an announcement the paper was reopening its Washington bureau and sending me, its statehouse columnist, to staff it.