Good morning, old people! You remember Hootie and the Blowfish, right? From your college days? They might have even played at your frat party (wait, I’m on the wrong site, aren’t I?). Remember that time they stole an entire verse of Dylan’s and basically got away with it by prefacing it with, “Like Dylan said,” or something?
Whatever. I kind of liked them, in a 90s kind of way. They used to tour with Toad the Wet Sprocket (SHUT UP), and oh, I remember, they performed a version of “Let Her Cry” for the Sesame Street crowd called “Letter Y.” Also, for those of you who always thought that Darius Rucker had the most amazing voice but wasted it on bad lyrics, you should get their 2000 album Scattered, Smothered, and Covered, where they cover — among others — Tom Waits and REM. “Driver 8” is amazing. Also, they did a song called “I Go Blind,” which I want to say was on, like, the Friends soundtrack.
And yes, I’ve said too much. I’ll go sink into my shame hole now. Here’s Hootie reunited on Dave last night.
Anyway, I’ll never forgive Rucker for covering Old Crow Medicine’s Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” and making me feel ashamed for liking it, too. Bastard. SHUT UP, HE HAS A REALLY GOOD VOICE.
Oh, and his country song, “Southern State of Mind,” for Southerners who moved away, it’s perfect, cheesy nostalgia.
I’M SORRY. (I can see TK shaking his head embarrassingly from 150 miles way).