Daily Distraction: Revisit a Built to Spill classic
My mom's good she got me out of Twin Soap, Idaho
Earlier this week, I was getting pajamas ready for our daughters when I walked past the bathroom and heard our oldest singing in the bathtub:
My mom's good she got me out of Twin Soap, Ida-ho-o, before I got too whoa, you know how that goes.
OK, so maybe she was slightly off on a couple of the words, and she still insists that Built to Spill's Doug Martsch sings "whoa" and not "old," but it was still one of the cutest damned things I've heard in ages, and it brought me back to the band's catalog with fresh eyes, which is one of those eternal blessings of having kids.
This sense of rediscovery is particularly true of "Twin Falls," a short, sweet, melancholic tune that practically begs listeners to revisit those more innocent days of childhood, when playing beneath a parachute felt like visiting a magical realm and the only way to truly win at 7 Up was to cheat, peeking out from the crook of your elbow to watch for the shoes of the person who might touch your arm in passing.
Anyway, it's a great song. Give it a listen below before you get to whoa. You know how that goes.