So really brilliant. So optimistic-making. I do get such a kick out of Mecca Normal, pretty much always. Here's a video of a new song that happened, for maybe the first time, on video.
I think maybe I am so into Mecca Normal now, because I wasn't as a kid. When I was a teenager I liked all these artists that were influenced by Mecca Normal, but I couldn't stomach their own records. I think maybe I wasn't patient enough, or I wasn't a good enough listener. Something changed, I guess, when I got a little bit older. And then I got into them. And then their records became so beautiful to me. My favorite Mecca Normal record is probably still Dovetail. But that might be an arbitrary choice. Calico Kills the Cat is also a classic. And of course, Who Shot Elvis?