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Toad, Todd, Glen

Funny how the days go by invisibly
And faster than I realize the things I think about
Strange to find the calendar my enemy
And scared that when I die so will the things
I think about

Todd Nichols, formerly of Toad the Wet Sprocket, sings that song. Above is the lyrics. Todd usually just plays guitar and sings background vocals, but he was given the lead in the song quoted, “I Think About.”

It’s a good song and has been reworked by Todd and his new cronies (some same as the old cronies) and has an mp3 of the reworked song on his website. It’s good. Get it while you can. There’s that song and a bunch of others here: Lapdog Music. Go get ‘em. Go! I’ll wait here.

Jim hums the melody to another Toad song, “Walk on the Ocean”, while waiting.

Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of the bands I like to listen to. They broke up in 1998 (or so). Rumors are that they may re-unite for a tour this summer.

Glen Phillips was Toad the Wet Sprocket’s lead singer. He’s still making music. A lot of his music sounds like much of the Toad songs … you know, without Todd Nichols’ guitar bits. Still, the songs are good.

You used to be able to download some Glen solo stuff on his website. But he’s reworking it and there’s nothing in the music section but a notice saying that music is “Coming Soon.” But if you want to hear some of his music you can go over to his, ahem, myspace site. He’s got four songs for you to wet (whet?)* your whistle on there: Glen Phillips.

*It seems to me that you would “wet your whistle” but “whet your appetite.” There is a chance though that you could “whet your whistle”—afterall, whet means “to stimulate.”

Chances are that I’m just mixing metaphors.

Comments

Nancy said:

Close your em tag there, James.

I think the error is right after the word "whet".

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 12:04 AM

Jim said:

Fixed. Thanks!

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 06:43 AM

Noah said:

Good to know they're still around, more or less... Toad's "Fear" album was a soundtrack of sorts for me at the darkest period of my life about 12 years ago, music I drew so much from at the time that I may not still be here if not for that album.

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 09:54 AM

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