Since Sept. 4 we’ve been leaking a song a week from the as-yet-unreleased new album, and that’s been going great. But our friends at MySpace/Fox generously provide us the opportunity to present four free songs–not just one–so we’ve decided to fill out the list with three Egg classics.
The first is, of course, the 2002 smash “If I Went on a Diet,” featuring Jonathan Chatfield’s smooth-as-silk Hammond organ. Then there’s “Say We Did,” a duet with Mascott’s Kendall Meade that was a big hit for us in early 2006. And finally, in honor of the baseball postseason, we’re presenting 2005’s social manifesto “Tim McCarver Must Die.” Like all great political art, it’s as true today as it was when it was written. (Although in light of TBS’s recent entree into the world of horrible sports broadcasting, perhaps it’s time to pen the followup, “And Would That Dane Cook Were Already Dead.”)
Jake has saved the day and upped “It’s Not You, It’s Not Me (It’s Her)” from his speedy mainland connection. So we’re cool now; the popular and much-imitated Thunderegg Leak a Week goes on. Dig track 5, and know that we are now halfway done. Next week: pure pop goodness in the form of “I Died Today (for Just a Minute).”
I’m at my parents’ house till Thursday, and they have some seriously weak-ass dial-up action going on. I’ve attempted to upload song 5, “It’s Not You, It’s Not Me (It’s Her),” several times, only to be rebuffed at every turn. (Of course deleting last week’s song, “Your Pretty Little Angels,” was easy as pie; so yay, there’s no song this week at all!)
This song would’ve marked the halfway point of the perhaps ill-advised weekly song-leak gambit. Screw it. We’ll take a week off. In the meantime, if you wanna hear some Egg, just go to http://www.thunderegg.org/downloads.html.