Five Reasons You Should Listen to the Old 97’s

The idea for this post has been rolling around in my head for a while now, but seeing as I was nearly in a horrific car accident (it was merely pretty scary) in a snow storm today, I thought I’d get it out of me. No time like the present. Are you ready? Cause it’s fan-girl time!

The Old 97’s are, in a word, spectacular. Some might criticize my musical taste as “off-beat” or “too eclectic”, but whatever it’s impeccable, you know it, just admit it. And I love the Old 97’s. I love them. From the tip of Rhett Miller’s head to the toe of Murry Hammond’s boot. I spent my 30th birthday at the TLA in Philly watching them with two of my esteemed Geekenfreude colleagues and it was one of the best I’ve ever had. This year marked the 15th anniversary of their album Too Far to Care, and as my own personal bit of tribute, I’m giving you 5 songs from it that are more than enough reason for you to buy it now. Amazon has it, for $9.99, which really isn’t much to pay for joy.

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Things I Need More Of: Trippy Disney Videos

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Recently during my online travelings, I heard the following song. I was so intrigued by its sound and so curious as to what it was about that I Googled it. Doing so yielded the following video, which I now can’t get enough of for some reason. Continue reading