This design was based on a well known black and white photo of james joyce.
the two night show was held in dublin, ireland, hence the nod to Mr. Joyce. As far as equating work of artists goes, it's a nice coincidence that both Jeff Tweedy and James Joyce have written things that a lot of different people enjoy.
Cranky pants would be better than no pants at all, with burning electric stumps however. Hate when that happens.
Actually, Fus-a-trons are known to do this, there was a big recall back in '82. Same time they recalled that typeface.