September 27, 2007

Flagpole Whatta?

Last night I accompanied Erik to the They Might Be Giants concert at the Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle. Apart from some post-dinner severe intestinal discomfort and having to leave 5 minutes early to make sure we retrieved my car from a parking structure that technically closed at 11pm, the show was a whole lotta fun. It was wonderful seeing Erik with a huge smile stuck on his face for two hours.

The opening band (we didn't know there would be one) was Harvey Danger. You've heard that band name before, right? Anyone who listened to KROQ heard that band's one-hit wonder a whole lot in the late 90's. The problem was the band didn't PLAY that hit last night, so I was left wondering what song I knew them from. It's kinda sad for them, in a way, but the singer's voice was really strong and he was charismatic and I will probably listen to and might even purchase some of their music because they played.

So anyways. Tonight I set myself to the task of finding that Harvey Danger hit song ("Flagpole Sitta" is what it's called). Bizarrely, it's not available on the iTunes music store. There are covers available, but the original is absent. After the "a ha!" moment of realizing what song I knew the band from, I did a quick search for the actual song. And the first result was better than I could have hoped for.

I didn't think it was going to be that great at first, but keep watching. It lit up my life. It gave me hope. To carry on.



Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.


posted by julie at September 27, 2007 07:42 PM


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