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Still wigglin... Another Wodnesdæg has rolled around, bringing with it either [a] a Song for Odin; or [b] some lame excuse (in lieu of a Song for Odin.) This week we're in, I suppose you'd say, "luck," as I've come up with a post rather than an evasion. As you may have noticed, I've been ladling out tracks from the MTX Shards vol. 3 in this space lately. So here's that record, on 180 gram sea glass vinyl, playing the re-mastered "New Girlfriend": https://youtu.be/ED5L_SI03MU As before it's video of the vinyl spinning, with the re-mastered digital audio as the soundtrack, but you get the idea. Sounds nice this way, but of course it's only that much better out in the room all analog and everything. And as you can see, it looks beautiful. The update on Shards vol. 3 is that all the de luxe "dibs" copies have gone. The standard-weight "street" edition releases Sept. 10. As of now, you can order the CD version along with a commemorative shirt (link below.) Most people reading this, if there are any, probably know that "New Girlfriend" was the b-side of the "Alternative Is Here to Stay" single that came out on Lookout Records in 1995. It is one of those "throw-away" tunes that, for one reason or another, had a good bit of unexpected staying power. A lot of people like it, a lot. It's probably the third most-covered MTX song (after "Even Hitler..." and "You Today"), at least among those I've seen. I like to think it's because it's rather catchy, sort of funny, and ever-so-slightly risqué (rather than for some allegedly darker reason.) But it could just be that it's pretty easy to figure out and play. And no, as I'm often asked, it's not "autobiographical" - it's not about anyone in particular, nor does it describe any literal, actual situation from my own life. (Very few of my songs do, as a matter of fact.) It's a song about bitterness, I suppose, as much at the narrator's expense as anything, though not necessarily entirely so, human foibles being what they are. I think it treats of a common sentiment, which is why there's humor to be found there. Anyway, it has been a Song for Odin twice before -- see links in notes -- and I find I don't have a lot to add to what I wrote then. Here's a snip: 'It is notable for being the first recording where I was allowed to have the guitars as loud as I wanted them. I think Kevin allowed it because he didn’t like the song very much, knew it was destined to be a throwaway B side anyway, and wanted to see if bumping them up would stop my continual belly-aching. (It didn’t, but I did like it: I remember hearing the playback and dancing around the control room, if you can believe that, raising my hands skyward and saying something like “yeah that’s good.” All things I rarely, if ever, do.)' There was lots of energy in that studio, partly owing to the fact that it was a new version of the band just getting going. I took it mostly for granted at the time, but that's a "vibe" you can't buy or contrive. And I still love the guitar. Thanks to our man Klode for the thumbnail. That's about all, then. More to come sooner, or later. We'll see. notes: -- first previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/962733212796628992 -- second previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1168269828819738624?referrer=frankportman -- Shards vol. 3 on discogs: https://www.discogs.com/The-Mr-T-Experience-Shards-Vol-3-/master/2194996 -- Shards vol. 3 CD/shirt offer from Sounds Rad: https://www.soundsradical.com/store/p220/Mr_T_Experience_-_Shards_Vol._3_T-Shirt_&_CD_Bundle.html -- the Shards vol. 1 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-003-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-1-story-2b71fbf4b766 -- the Shards vol. 2 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-004-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-2-story-fa37a02d4764 -- playlist of Shards vol. 3 songs posted so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnARTDEDVm1RGl2wzubnlxd0J -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #product #minds
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Still wigglin... Another Wodnesdæg has rolled around, bringing with it either [a] a Song for Odin; or [b] some lame excuse (in lieu of a Song for Odin.) This week we're in, I suppose you'd say, "luck," as I've come up with a post rather than an evasion. As you may have noticed, I've been ladling out tracks from the MTX Shards vol. 3 in this space lately. So here's that record, on 180 gram sea glass vinyl, playing the re-mastered "New Girlfriend": https://youtu.be/ED5L_SI03MU (As before it's video of the vinyl spinning, with the re-mastered digital audio as the soundtrack, but you get the idea. Sounds nice this way, but of course it's only that much better out in the room all analog and everything. And as you can see, it looks beautiful. The update on Shards vol. 3 is that all the de luxe "dibs" copies have gone. The standard-weight "street" edition releases Sept. 10. As of now, you can order the CD version along with a commemorative shirt (link below.) Most people reading this, if there are any, probably know that "New Girlfriend" was the b-side of the "Alternative Is Here to Stay" single that came out on Lookout Records in 1995. It is one of those "throw-away" tunes that, for one reason or another, had a good bit of unexpected staying power. A lot of people like it, a lot. It's probably the third most-covered MTX song (after "Even Hitler..." and "You Today"), at least among those I've seen. I like to think it's because it's rather catchy, sort of funny, and ever-so-slightly risqué (rather than for some allegedly darker reason.) But it could just be that it's pretty easy to figure out and play. And no, as I'm often asked, it's not "autobiographical" - it's not about anyone in particular, nor does it describe any literal, actual situation from my own life. (Very few of my songs do, as a matter of fact.) It's a song about bitterness, I suppose, as much at the narrator's expense as anything, though not necessarily entirely so, human foibles being what they are. I think it treats of a common sentiment, which is why there's humor to be found there. Anyway, it has been a Song for Odin twice before -- see links in notes -- and I find I don't have a lot to add to what I wrote then. Here's a snip: 'It is notable for being the first recording where I was allowed to have the guitars as loud as I wanted them. I think Kevin allowed it because he didn’t like the song very much, knew it was destined to be a throwaway B side anyway, and wanted to see if bumping them up would stop my continual belly-aching. (It didn’t, but I did like it: I remember hearing the playback and dancing around the control room, if you can believe that, raising my hands skyward and saying something like “yeah that’s good.” All things I rarely, if ever, do.)' There was lots of energy in that studio, partly owing to the fact that it was a new version of the band just getting going. I took it mostly for granted at the time, but that's a "vibe" you can't buy or contrive. And I still love the guitar. Thanks to our man Klode for the thumbnail. That's about all, then. More to come sooner, or later. We'll see. notes: -- first previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/962733212796628992 -- second previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1168269828819738624?referrer=frankportman -- Shards vol. 3 on discogs: https://www.discogs.com/The-Mr-T-Experience-Shards-Vol-3-/master/2194996 -- Shards vol. 3 CD/shirt offer from Sounds Rad: https://www.soundsradical.com/store/p220/Mr_T_Experience_-_Shards_Vol._3_T-Shirt_&_CD_Bundle.html -- the Shards vol. 1 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-003-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-1-story-2b71fbf4b766 -- the Shards vol. 2 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-004-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-2-story-fa37a02d4764 -- playlist of Shards vol. 3 songs posted so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnARTDEDVm1RGl2wzubnlxd0J -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #product #minds
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Still wigglin... Another Wodnesdæg has rolled around, bringing with it either [a] a Song for Odin; or [b] some lame excuse (in lieu of a Song for Odin.) This week we're in, I suppose you'd say, "luck," as I've come up with a post rather than an evasion. As you may have noticed, I've been ladling out tracks from the MTX Shards vol. 3 in this space lately. So here's that record, on 180 gram sea glass vinyl, playing the re-mastered "New Girlfriend": https://youtu.be/ED5L_SI03MU (As before it's video of the vinyl spinning, with the re-mastered digital audio as the soundtrack, but you get the idea. Sounds nice this way, but of course it's only that much better out in the room all analog and everything. And as you can see, it looks beautiful. The update on Shards vol. 3 is that all the de luxe "dibs" copies have gone. The standard-weight "street" edition releases Sept. 10. As of now, you can order the CD version along with a commemorative shirt (link below.) Most people reading this, if there are any, probably know that "New Girlfriend" was the b-side of the "Alternative Is Here to Stay" single that came out on Lookout Records in 1995. It is one of those "throw-away" tunes that, for one reason or another, had a good bit of unexpected staying power. A lot of people like it, a lot. It's probably the third most-covered MTX song (after "Even Hitler..." and "You Today"), at least among those I've seen. I like to think it's because it's rather catchy, sort of funny, and ever-so-slightly risqué (rather than for some allegedly darker reason.) But it could just be that it's pretty easy to figure out and play. And no, as I'm often asked, it's not "autobiographical" - it's not about anyone in particular, nor does it describe any literal, actual situation from my own life. (Very few of my songs do, as a matter of fact.) It's a song about bitterness, I suppose, as much at the narrator's expense as anything, though not necessarily entirely so, human foibles being what they are. I think it treats of a common sentiment, which is why there's humor to be found there. Anyway, it has been a Song for Odin twice before -- see links in notes -- and I find I don't have a lot to add to what I wrote then. Here's a snip: 'It is notable for being the first recording where I was allowed to have the guitars as loud as I wanted them. I think Kevin allowed it because he didn’t like the song very much, knew it was destined to be a throwaway B side anyway, and wanted to see if bumping them up would stop my continual belly-aching. (It didn’t, but I did like it: I remember hearing the playback and dancing around the control room, if you can believe that, raising my hands skyward and saying something like “yeah that’s good.” All things I rarely, if ever, do.)' There was lots of energy in that studio, partly owing to the fact that it was a new version of the band just getting going. I took it mostly for granted at the time, but that's a "vibe" you can't buy or contrive. And I still love the guitar. Thanks to our man Klode for the thumbnail. That's about all, then. More to come sooner, or later. We'll see. notes: -- first previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/962733212796628992 -- second previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1168269828819738624?referrer=frankportman -- Shards vol. 3 on discogs: https://www.discogs.com/The-Mr-T-Experience-Shards-Vol-3-/master/2194996 -- Shards vol. 3 CD/shirt offer from Sounds Rad: https://www.soundsradical.com/store/p220/Mr_T_Experience_-_Shards_Vol._3_T-Shirt_&_CD_Bundle.html -- the Shards vol. 1 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-003-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-1-story-2b71fbf4b766 -- the Shards vol. 2 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-004-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-2-story-fa37a02d4764 -- playlist of Shards vol. 3 songs posted so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnARTDEDVm1RGl2wzubnlxd0J -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #product #minds
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Still wigglin... Another Wodnesdæg has rolled around, bringing with it either [a] a Song for Odin; or [b] some lame excuse (in lieu of a Song for Odin.) This week we're in, I suppose you'd say, "luck," as I've come up with a post rather than an evasion. As you may have noticed, I've been ladling out tracks from the MTX Shards vol. 3 in this space lately. So here's that record, on 180 gram sea glass vinyl, playing the re-mastered "New Girlfriend": https://youtu.be/ED5L_SI03MU As before it's video of the vinyl spinning, with the re-mastered digital audio as the soundtrack, but you get the idea. Sounds nice this way, but of course it's only that much better out in the room all analog and everything. And as you can see, it looks beautiful. The update on Shards vol. 3 is that all the de luxe "dibs" copies have gone. The standard-weight "street" edition releases Sept. 10. As of now, you can order the CD version along with a commemorative shirt (link below.) Most people reading this, if there are any, probably know that "New Girlfriend" was the b-side of the "Alternative Is Here to Stay" single that came out on Lookout Records in 1995. It is one of those "throw-away" tunes that, for one reason or another, had a good bit of unexpected staying power. A lot of people like it, a lot. It's probably the third most-covered MTX song (after "Even Hitler..." and "You Today"), at least among those I've seen. I like to think it's because it's rather catchy, sort of funny, and ever-so-slightly risqué (rather than for some allegedly darker reason.) But it could just be that it's pretty easy to figure out and play. And no, as I'm often asked, it's not "autobiographical" - it's not about anyone in particular, nor does it describe any literal, actual situation from my own life. (Very few of my songs do, as a matter of fact.) It's a song about bitterness, I suppose, as much at the narrator's expense as anything, though not necessarily entirely so, human foibles being what they are. I think it treats of a common sentiment, which is why there's humor to be found there. Anyway, it has been a Song for Odin twice before -- see links in notes -- and I find I don't have a lot to add to what I wrote then. Here's a snip: 'It is notable for being the first recording where I was allowed to have the guitars as loud as I wanted them. I think Kevin allowed it because he didn’t like the song very much, knew it was destined to be a throwaway B side anyway, and wanted to see if bumping them up would stop my continual belly-aching. (It didn’t, but I did like it: I remember hearing the playback and dancing around the control room, if you can believe that, raising my hands skyward and saying something like “yeah that’s good.” All things I rarely, if ever, do.)' There was lots of energy in that studio, partly owing to the fact that it was a new version of the band just getting going. I took it mostly for granted at the time, but that's a "vibe" you can't buy or contrive. And I still love the guitar. Thanks to our man Klode for the thumbnail. That's about all, then. More to come sooner, or later. We'll see. notes: -- first previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/962733212796628992 -- second previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1168269828819738624?referrer=frankportman -- Shards vol. 3 on discogs: https://www.discogs.com/The-Mr-T-Experience-Shards-Vol-3-/master/2194996 -- Shards vol. 3 CD/shirt offer from Sounds Rad: https://www.soundsradical.com/store/p220/Mr_T_Experience_-_Shards_Vol._3_T-Shirt_&_CD_Bundle.html -- the Shards vol. 1 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-003-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-1-story-2b71fbf4b766 -- the Shards vol. 2 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-004-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-2-story-fa37a02d4764 -- playlist of Shards vol. 3 songs posted so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnARTDEDVm1RGl2wzubnlxd0J -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #product #minds
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Still wigglin... Another Wodnesdæg has rolled around, bringing with it either [a] a Song for Odin; or [b] some lame excuse (in lieu of a Song for Odin.) This week we're in, I suppose you'd say, "luck," as I've come up with a post rather than an evasion. As you may have noticed, I've been ladling out tracks from the MTX Shards vol. 3 in this space lately. So here's that record, on 180 gram sea glass vinyl, playing the re-mastered "New Girlfriend": https://youtu.be/ED5L_SI03MU (As before it's video of the vinyl spinning, with the re-mastered digital audio as the soundtrack, but you get the idea. Sounds nice this way, but of course it's only that much better out in the room all analog and everything. And as you can see, it looks beautiful. The update on Shards vol. 3 is that all the de luxe "dibs" copies have gone. The standard-weight "street" edition releases Sept. 10. As of now, you can order the CD version along with a commemorative shirt (link below.) Most people reading this, if there are any, probably know that "New Girlfriend" was the b-side of the "Alternative Is Here to Stay" single that came out on Lookout Records in 1995. It is one of those "throw-away" tunes that, for one reason or another, had a good bit of unexpected staying power. A lot of people like it, a lot. It's probably the third most-covered MTX song (after "Even Hitler..." and "You Today"), at least among those I've seen. I like to think it's because it's rather catchy, sort of funny, and ever-so-slightly risqué (rather than for some allegedly darker reason.) But it could just be that it's pretty easy to figure out and play. And no, as I'm often asked, it's not "autobiographical" - it's not about anyone in particular, nor does it describe any literal, actual situation from my own life. (Very few of my songs do, as a matter of fact.) It's a song about bitterness, I suppose, as much at the narrator's expense as anything, though not necessarily entirely so, human foibles being what they are. I think it treats of a common sentiment, which is why there's humor to be found there. Anyway, it has been a Song for Odin twice before -- see links in notes -- and I find I don't have a lot to add to what I wrote then. Here's a snip: 'It is notable for being the first recording where I was allowed to have the guitars as loud as I wanted them. I think Kevin allowed it because he didn’t like the song very much, knew it was destined to be a throwaway B side anyway, and wanted to see if bumping them up would stop my continual belly-aching. (It didn’t, but I did like it: I remember hearing the playback and dancing around the control room, if you can believe that, raising my hands skyward and saying something like “yeah that’s good.” All things I rarely, if ever, do.)' There was lots of energy in that studio, partly owing to the fact that it was a new version of the band just getting going. I took it mostly for granted at the time, but that's a "vibe" you can't buy or contrive. And I still love the guitar. Thanks to our man Klode for the thumbnail. That's about all, then. More to come sooner, or later. We'll see. notes: -- first previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/962733212796628992 -- second previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1168269828819738624?referrer=frankportman -- Shards vol. 3 on discogs: https://www.discogs.com/The-Mr-T-Experience-Shards-Vol-3-/master/2194996 -- Shards vol. 3 CD/shirt offer from Sounds Rad: https://www.soundsradical.com/store/p220/Mr_T_Experience_-_Shards_Vol._3_T-Shirt_&_CD_Bundle.html -- the Shards vol. 1 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-003-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-1-story-2b71fbf4b766 -- the Shards vol. 2 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-004-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-2-story-fa37a02d4764 -- playlist of Shards vol. 3 songs posted so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnARTDEDVm1RGl2wzubnlxd0J -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #product #minds
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Still wigglin... Another Wodnesdæg has rolled around, bringing with it either [a] a Song for Odin; or [b] some lame excuse (in lieu of a Song for Odin.) This week we're in, I suppose you'd say, "luck," as I've come up with a post rather than an evasion. As you may have noticed, I've been ladling out tracks from the MTX Shards vol. 3 in this space lately. So here's that record, on 180 gram sea glass vinyl, playing the re-mastered "New Girlfriend": https://youtu.be/ED5L_SI03MU (As before it's video of the vinyl spinning, with the re-mastered digital audio as the soundtrack, but you get the idea. Sounds nice this way, but of course it's only that much better out in the room all analog and everything. And as you can see, it looks beautiful. The update on Shards vol. 3 is that all the de luxe "dibs" copies have gone. The standard-weight "street" edition releases Sept. 10. As of now, you can order the CD version along with a commemorative shirt (link below.) Most people reading this, if there are any, probably know that "New Girlfriend" was the b-side of the "Alternative Is Here to Stay" single that came out on Lookout Records in 1995. It is one of those "throw-away" tunes that, for one reason or another, had a good bit of unexpected staying power. A lot of people like it, a lot. It's probably the third most-covered MTX song (after "Even Hitler..." and "You Today"), at least among those I've seen. I like to think it's because it's rather catchy, sort of funny, and ever-so-slightly risqué (rather than for some allegedly darker reason.) But it could just be that it's pretty easy to figure out and play. And no, as I'm often asked, it's not "autobiographical" - it's not about anyone in particular, nor does it describe any literal, actual situation from my own life. (Very few of my songs do, as a matter of fact.) It's a song about bitterness, I suppose, as much at the narrator's expense as anything, though not necessarily entirely so, human foibles being what they are. I think it treats of a common sentiment, which is why there's humor to be found there. Anyway, it has been a Song for Odin twice before -- see links in notes -- and I find I don't have a lot to add to what I wrote then. Here's a snip: 'It is notable for being the first recording where I was allowed to have the guitars as loud as I wanted them. I think Kevin allowed it because he didn’t like the song very much, knew it was destined to be a throwaway B side anyway, and wanted to see if bumping them up would stop my continual belly-aching. (It didn’t, but I did like it: I remember hearing the playback and dancing around the control room, if you can believe that, raising my hands skyward and saying something like “yeah that’s good.” All things I rarely, if ever, do.)' There was lots of energy in that studio, partly owing to the fact that it was a new version of the band just getting going. I took it mostly for granted at the time, but that's a "vibe" you can't buy or contrive. And I still love the guitar. Thanks to our man Klode for the thumbnail. That's about all, then. More to come sooner, or later. We'll see. notes: -- first previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/962733212796628992 -- second previous write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1168269828819738624?referrer=frankportman -- Shards vol. 3 on discogs: https://www.discogs.com/The-Mr-T-Experience-Shards-Vol-3-/master/2194996 -- Shards vol. 3 CD/shirt offer from Sounds Rad: https://www.soundsradical.com/store/p220/Mr_T_Experience_-_Shards_Vol._3_T-Shirt_&_CD_Bundle.html -- the Shards vol. 1 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-003-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-1-story-2b71fbf4b766 -- the Shards vol. 2 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-004-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-2-story-fa37a02d4764 -- playlist of Shards vol. 3 songs posted so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnARTDEDVm1RGl2wzubnlxd0J -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #product #minds
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