Toad the Wet Sprocket, “All I Want” (probably their most popular song after “Walk on the Ocean”, which was so overplayed I wont even include it here 😉
On Saturday, my ex was supposed to pick up ‘thing 1’ around noon. I had set my alarm for 10, but was awoken at 9 by one of the pain-in-the-ass neighborhood boys who like to have my daughter watch them do crazy stuff. I know that sounds weird, but that’s about what happens every time they knock on the door looking for her. That, and they eat all my apples. But I dont think the two are related. Anyway…
When I was awoken at 9 I turned my alarm off, but then fell back to sleep. So I was grossly behind in getting ‘thing 1’ ready for her visit to dad’s. And I’m anally punctual. So I shouldnt even have been in her room shortly after noon, when the Toad the Wet Sprocket concert was announced….
My favorite Toad song…“Throw It All Away”..
Toad broke up many years ago, and I had given up all hope of seeing them perform. Different members of the group had been known to do small club shows and perform the band’s songs…and they did a ‘party boat’ thingy over the winter, but that required a weekend commitment…a commitment I couldnt make…
So I had basically given up all hope of ever seeing them, when out of the blue the universe sends a pain-in-the-ass teenage boy to my door to make sure I turn off my alarm so I oversleep, run late getting ‘thing 1’ ready for her visit to dad’s, and hear the concert announcement on the radio..(why the universe didnt just arrange to play the commercial announcement sooner, i dont know…and i DONT ask…)
A two-fer (with a longish break between)…“Whatever I Fear” and “Fly From Heaven” (another favorite…rumored to be written from the perspective of an apostle after Jesus’ death, but not confirmed to my knowledge)
On June 11, ‘thing 2’, her dad, his partner, one of her friends, and I will be at the Trocadero in Philadelphia…and, at long last, I’ll get to see Toad the Wet Sprocket in concert.