But God damn it Amanda, God damn it all…

Can it really be ten years ago since I saw Phosphorescent at Thekla?

In truth, it’s drifted from my memory with indecent haste. I remember being absolutely smitten with Here’s To Taking It Easy for a few months and then being vaguely disappointed with the follow-up.

And, well, that’s it.

Faded memories.

It seems a terrible shame, although possibly it doesn’t matter – I’ll wager Mathew Houk will never write a song as good as this again…

There’s another live version of this, filmed at Bonnaroo, in all its finger-wagging pomp, and a couple of solo versions which are also great, but I chose this one for its messy inarticulacy and its full goose-flesh delivery of my favourite line.

Imagine being able to write a song like this…

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