Paste caught up with Franz--you can read the interview here--and found out what life after THS holds for Mr. Nicolay. This excerpt is telling:
"There’s gonna be two levels of [learning to tapdance]; there’s the level of learning the steps, and there’s the level of actually being able to execute the steps with a 15-pound banjo hanging from my neck.”Interesting. So Franz is pursuing this Vaudeville act, which if nothing else is a new take on retro. Let's hope it doesn't end like this:
Best of luck to Franz, and here's to hoping Craig, Tad and the rest of THS can soldier on without.*
*I'm aware that the band started sans-Nicolay...but it's hard to imagine them without him at this point, isn't it?