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I’m listening to CVRCHES’s version of “Do I Wanna Know?” from triple j’s Like A Version almost a decade ago.

It’s one of my favorite covers of any song ever (Karnivool’s version of “Hey Now”, also from Like A Version, is up there, too), and is, in my opinion, infinitely better than the original. In fairness, I don’t find the Arctic Monkeys formula to be terribly interesting in the first place, so I guess it’s not surprising that I’m attracted to a version with more harmonic content.

Because the song itself is good! It’s a lovely, memorable melody and a great lyric with some all-timer lines (“We both know the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day”). But the original isn’t a record I ever feel like putting on, or liking on Spotify, or adding to a playlist or anything like that. So, anyway, check it out if you haven’t already.

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Tomorrow, Combobox is having our last rehearsal before our first show since January. In a lot of ways it feels like an actual first show because the other one was so long ago, and we have a bass player who is actually part of the band (Jack was great and we were blessed and grateful to have him!), and we’ve been re-working some stuff in our old songs, etc.

I am fairly confident this is going to be a good show (and you should come)! And I am having some weird (read: perfectly natural) anxieties about, “what if we’re actually not a good band after all?”

The worry isn’t even that we’ll mess up or that I’ll be pitchy, or anything like that. I’m confident in my/our ability to execute what we’ve been working on. It’s that we think we’re good and sound good but actually aren’t, and we’re just all deluding ourselves because we’re a part of the band and incapable of accurate self-assessment. This is an anxiety I have about myself in almost every aspect of my life, and boy lemme tell you it is a tough one.

I actually just interrupted writing this to grab my guitar and go over a riff that I maybe wasn’t quite mentally counting right.

I don’t feel like I have much more to say and I seem to want to be doing other things, so that’s it folks, that’s the whole post.

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