This month we're going to rock. Our July 7MP3 is "Headstrong", recorded live in Foxboro MA in March 2009.
As (most of) you know, "Headstrong" is from American Standard making it at least 16 years young. Maybe it's the old soul in me (or just the fact I am old) but I'm always excited to hear the band perform material from this era. Millions of us bought that record and it has strong associations with a different time in our lives. While we all share that connection when we hear it today, only 4 people on the planet know what it's like to have written and recorded those songs in '94 and '95 and only a handful more have performed them as a member of Seven Mary Three. Have you ever thought about it from their perspective? What it's like to sing and play a song now that you wrote when you were in your teens? If it's something you don't regularly play does if feel like you are covering another bands' song?
Deep Thoughts with Jack Handey aside, this version of "Headstrong" feels full of life to me. Ross and Casey feel reconnected and Tommy and Mike bring new energy to the performance. A special shout out to Brandon Dingeman for recording this show.
Enjoy "Headstrong". Share it with the world.
And, remember…air conditioning is your friend this summer.