Sunday, May 31, 2015

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut album was released in June of 1997, with Semi-Charmed Life becoming their first big hit.  Unlike some of my other "Awesome Old Song of the Week" selections, with this one I actually have irrefutable evidence that it is, in fact, an awesome old song.

Eight years after the track's release, in the summer of 2005 I was setting up the bar one morning at the Seafood Shanty in Edgartown, Massachusetts.  I had just purchased my first ipod and hooked it up to the restaurant's stereo system.  When Semi-Charmed Life turned up on my playlist, I noticed something I'd never seen before: As the servers were going about their morning duties (rolling silverware, opening umbrellas, wiping down trays, etc.) each and every one of them independently began singing along to themselves.

I don't think anyone else noticed, and it's a phenomenon I've yet to ever again witness.

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