Maybe it’s the group singing and loose style of the song, but this is something I’d love to group sing in a bar. Need to organize a flash mob at a bar with a good jukebox. (Do people even do that anymore? Flash mobs.)
I remember the first time I heard the last line of this song: “In 27 years I’ve drunk fifty thousand beers…” At the time, 27 seemed so far away because I was only 20. When I listen to it now, 27 seems so far behind me. I still haven’t reached 50,000 beers, so that’s something to look forward to.
I’ve got so many blogs these days I don’t even know which is the right place to post my writings. Just put up a rundown of Tortoise’s discography at Pretty Goes with Pretty, including this track and six others.
This is such a great record. Here’s a post I made last October of the flipside (partial).