You wouldn't think that the World Series would have anything to do with an old live new wave record. Well, it mostly doesn't. But last night I was sitting around after watching The Apprentice (oooh yea, a guilty pleasure) and it occured to me that I was going through baseball withdrawal. The Red Sox had pulled off this stunning comeback, which had filled the better part of the last few weeks.
So now what? I'm feelin' just a little lost here.
And I'm not kidding...Elvis Costello's version of the Backarach/David tune "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" popped into my head. It's from a fun (if just a little ragged) live record called Stiffs Live which featured a bunch of artists from the Stiff Records label (and includes the reference standard version of Nick Lowe's "I Knew The Bride (when she used to rock and roll)").
So even though the song is really about lost love of another, it seems to fit perfectly with the current state of sports affairs. (It even fits in with my thoughts about our presidential election, but I'm not going there today).
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)