My neglected little blog makes me sad.
And no one should be made sad by an inanimate object.
So here’s what I’m doing. 30 videos in 30 days. Who knows what kind of stuff that’ll make me write about? You see where I’m going with this? Yeah, you do. And if you’re all “Ginny, this is blatant use of a gimmick!”, well, you’re right. Feel free to go play with your dog, or whatever non-internet things you do. I’m sticking with this. You could join in, you know. Without even more damn ado:
Day 1 – Your Favorite Song
Everlong – Foo Fighters
It’s pretty much perfect.
Because I can’t ever make up my mind, and I want it all. I never want to choose between savory and sweet, tall and short, fast and slow, brash and subtle. I want ALL of it. In small portions, maybe, so that I can have all this variety at once. The Bento Box Life-Plan, if you will.
And for me, this song has a little of everything I love. It makes me a little angry-feeling, and happy, and a little sad all at the same damn time.
The love was permanent when I saw them at Edgefest in Calgary in ’98.
The day was hot, crazy hot, and there was fuck all for shade in the infield of a race track. As the day wore on, all the things I’d found annoying about the friends-of-friends I was with had magnified into a swirling vortex of prickly GAH! I’m not a festival person, and must have been out of my damn mind when I agreed to this whole shit show. I just wanted out.
And then there was Dave.
And watching him made me feel 16 again. Like ANYTHING could happen. Nothing would, but anything could.
Plus? The festival dudes finally turned hoses on the crowd at the exact moment they got into “Everlong”.
It was fucking awesome.
I like the acoustic version. I thought it was really lovely when Monica and Chandler walked back down the aisle to the instrumental version.
But the full strength, album version will always be The One.