All ironed up... and a new old song 8/15 '17
My friend Anthony Stramaglia (whom I wonder if Thomas Boutell and Jeremy Moskowitz know from the classic computing shows they've gone to?) attended this weekend's house concert, and was kind enough to tape all of the songs. I am SO grateful to him for doing so, because in all of my prepping for the show, I totally forgot to set up something to record the happenings. Anthony is a life-saver and an all-around awesome guy-- he used to run a local BBS back in the day. (Epsilon Process in the hoouuuuussse!)
So this morning he sent out a link to the second Sunnyvale song of the evening; this one is called "The Enemy." This song is an old Evelyn Situation song, and we retooled it for one voice, as opposed to the three voices that sang it back in the day. We dropped the key a step because in the old days Danielle (top voice) sang the melody on the choruses, and now that I'm covering all the parts essentially, we had to drop the key so I could sing the choruses that lay a little higher, as well as the verses (which I always sang because they, like my balls, hung low). (so classy.)
This song was always my favorite Evelyn Situation song. It was written from the perspective of a person who was left behind as their significant other decided she was leaving the "cold cold northeast." (In case you're wondering: Yes, Jeremy knows the song was inspired by him, though he wasn't interviewed before the song was written or anything. Durk just sorta imagined that this is how someone in Jeremy's position might feel.)
Once again, I tried to be extra-dictionny with the words so you could catch them all. In the event you can't, here's a link to the lyrics. (Click "Lyrics" from the cutting-edge 1996 FRAMES web technology, and then choose "The Enemy." (Huge apologies to Tom, whom I can hear cringing from over here! lulz))
If you want to hear what the song sounded like in its original Evelyn Situation format, click here. Cue college-age Jill. Good lord, how I loved that band like it was my only true, true love. And daaamn, how I love how the voices end the song with Danielle resolving to the 7th of all places, because why the hell not.
God damn, I love music.
ps: I wrote this while getting my iron infusion today. It went well. I can already feel the difference. Tomorrow I will be really cooking with gas. I go for a second infusion next week because MOAR MOAR MOAR.