But what have you done for me lately? Wednesday again, and time for another song for Odin, if you know what I mean. (And if you don't, there's a sort of explanation at the Songs for Odin playlist link in the notes below that should make it clear.) The Odin train keeps on rollin', evidently. So here's "I Fell for You" from a May 11, 1998 show at the RCKNDY in Seattle: https://youtu.be/y8zfOyNmaqk This show was with Ten Foot Pole and the Ataris and happened six months before the show from the same venue that kicked off this series way way back. (Three years ago, if you can believe that - see link in notes below.) I remember it as being a really great show, though this isn't the greatest video and mix. The main notable thing about the video of this particular song is that couple dancing on the stage, which is cute, and maybe even sort of fitting and appropriate considering the song. I don't remember much about this show but I do remember that happening. And I probably did note the cuteness at the time. But mostly, when people climb up and crowd around you during songs, especially when its a narrow stage with limited space to stand (as it always is) the chief thing in one's mind is trying to avoid losing one's precarious balance and pitching face first off said stage. It's been known to happen, when one is hemmed in or drunk enough. And had it happened here, then it really would have been fitting and appropriate. (I Fell for You -- get it?) I sort of wonder what happened to those kids, if they still know each other, etc. Anyway, it's kind of funny when Joel and I fall back to do our customary synchronized guitar lifts in the break and we all get in each other's way. (Though truth be told, we were quite capable of getting in our own way all by ourselves.) As for the song, I've written a fair bit about it in previous Song for Odin entries and elsewhere, and you can read all about it in the notes below if you like. Here's a snip: 'The song, qua song, speaks for itself, I'd say. One of the good ones. The conceit, wherein the narrator argues that his "falling" has placed a reciprocal obligation on the one for whom he has fallen, is absurd to be sure; but it is nonetheless precisely the sort of absurdity that lovers do, in my observation and experience, from both ends. Most people, I imagine, can remember applying this sort of reasoning to someone else, and /or having this sort of reasoning applied to them, as well as the awkwardness that follows. In real life, it's an argument that almost never works, but in a song it's dynamite, because people are funny and we are them.' And... that's all I got. Have yourselves a merry little Wodnesdæg and we'll be back next week I suppose. I mean, it's possible. notes: -- studio recording (Mtx forever remastered version): https://youtu.be/ZZkKMjAMcgI -- previous Song for Odin write-up for this song (1): http://www.doktorfrank.com/archives/2017/11/post_6.html -- previous Song for Odin write-up for this song (2): https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/884108630024642560 -- previous Song for Odin write-up for this song (3): https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1198684350522998784 -- that other RCKNDY show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATd1FPZsqu06bW0UCmokP1t -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #punkrock #minds
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