More parades to rain on ... Hello my friends, it is Wodnesdæg and time for this Song for Odin thing I do. This will be the 170th entry and this time I'll be relatively brief. It's "The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful," live at the Euclid Tavern in Cleveland, October, '97. https://youtu.be/Sp31jvIcxXA Two reasons for this choice: [a] a post about Lookout's promotional postcard of the song came up as a "memory" yesterday; and [b] when I was looking over various videos looking for something to throw on the Odin pyre I noticed our old friend Rebekah standing on the stage during this one. Though we're still basically in touch, I haven't seen her in quite sometime because you know how it is, and it was nice to see her again, if only on low-res video like this. She drove all over the country going to show after show after show in those days. I'm sure she's seen this band more than any other person, and by a lot. Also, standing next to her is Robert Shimp, another old comrade who was kind of "crew" on that tour. Anyway, just seeing them took me back, conjured some nostalgia, stirred up feelings, etc. Those were genuinely good times, though I will admit that I didn't realize it at all at the time. That they, the times, were good, I mean. I was all "woe is me" all the time, like I always am. It's just the way I'm hewn. Anyway, I have written up this song before, rather extensively, compared myself to Jimmy Buffett, outlined the lyrical-conceptual plan, blown my own horn -- see notes below. One thing I noted, in comments, when I originally posted the postcard post was: 'that first verse with all those multiple-entendred "out of"s.... lyrically I don't think this one could have been done any better.' I second that emotion, if one can second one's own emotion, though good as it is at what it was trying to do, that thing it's trying to do wasn't then, and isn't now particularly, something too many people are interested in seeing done. If you know what I mean. Such is life. I like how the crowd does the "sing-along" thing to a song that isn't really much of a sing-along. God love 'em. That made me sort of smile. This has been another entry in the Song for Odin annals, if annals means what I think it does. Thank you for Song for Odin-ing. Please stand clear of the closing doors... notes: -- studio recording: https://youtu.be/TYB5V3_nRA8 -- previous Song for Odin write-up for this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1112422363570274304?referrer=frankportman -- another write-up for this song (the Jimmy Buffett one): https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1006647073198727168 -- my Revenge Is Sweet... retrospective essay, My Stupid Revenge: https://drankf.medium.com/my-stupid-revenge-ce55aa2bd65b -- the other song from this show posted so far, "Dustbin of History": https://youtu.be/HPd5ZttPBiM -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #punkrock #minds
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