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June 1st, 2007

On Vox: I <3 Fat Mike

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes were pretty awesome tonight. I can't recall the last time I saw Fat Mike that sober. They still forgot how to play the songs and Spike forgot a lot of the words, but they rocked it hard anyway, and played a lot of my favorites. Super gigantic thanks to Barry for the guest list hookup and letting me watch the show from the sound booth, which offered the best view in the house and the best sound as well. There were beers as well, which was a little sad because I forgot to eat dinner. I grabbed a blueberry muffin from the store across from the club, and ate that just now, and I'm gonna drink a big ol' glass of water, so I can be bright eyed and bushy tailed for a very special someone's birthday tomorrow today. 

Originally posted on pop.vox.com

On Vox: 80s Music Friday

Also, while I'm thinking of it, it's 80s Music Friday!

This is one of my all-time favorites. When Otis and I were trying to figure out what to do band-wise after the Elvis Costello cover band didn't work out, I tried to convince him and Mike that we should learn this song. I learned the bass part and had a ball in the basement playing along and singing the "FOUR THREE TWO ONE.." part. The dog thought I sounded awesome.

One of my favorite things about this song is the drums during the verses. I love the "bump - psss - bump - psss" that goes so well with the droning guitar, and then the bass layers in there so nicely.

I always look for this at karaoke, because I think I could rock it pretty hard.

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