It’s the Hook That Brings You Back
The episode of Punch Up the Jam on “Hook” by Blues Traveller was in my podcast queue for far too long, I finally got around to listening last night. It was pure joy!
Miel’s skepticism (but obvious enjoyment) of this bananas song, coupled with Amir’s utter ecstasy at every line, had me smiling from beginning to end. So much fun.
Although I’ve always enjoyed this song, particularly after it was featured in the Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon spectacle, but I’d never actually listened to its lyrics. Turns out that it’s right up my alley and simply hilarious.
It doesn’t matter what I say
So long as I sing with inflection
That makes you feel I’ll convey
Some inner truth or vast reflection
But I’ve said nothing so far
And I can keep it up for as long as it takes
And it don’t matter who you are
If I’m doing my job, it’s your resolve that breaks
I can’t wait to dig into more of Punch Up the Jam.
You can listen on the Overcast website, which also has links to other popular podcast players.
Fair warning: Podcast episode has strong language, so maybe listen with headphones.