At the Doug Martsch solo show last night, I’m disenchanted, not sure if I’m more annoyed and frustrated by the low rumble of people chattering behind me or the over-done distortion effect on Martsch’s microphone. I head off to a corner to sit down. All is forgiven when he plays “Twin Falls, Idaho” and I hear people around me singing along quietly with the chorus. I monotone along a bit.
“Seven-up, I touched her thumb and she knew it was me
Although she couldn’t see, unless of course she peeked”
And years after first hearing the song, I realize that this line is quite obviously about Seven-up, the old classroom game we played in elementary school.