Ira Kaplan is the vocalist/guitarist/keyboard for the rock band Yo La Tengo. Kaplan performs live on The Best Show during the annual Yo La Tengo request-a-thon, which takes place during second week of the WFMU Marathon.
Kaplan also once went "a s" (an abbreviated slang term for "apeshit") after Rick in Albany soaked his luggage when the band was staying at his house. Overall, the band was really not into the soaking, but Kaplan was particularly angry. Rick noted that the band had a reputation for being cool dudes and dudettes, but he had a much different experience with them. Rick recounts the full tales of his soakings on the 2/7/06 show.