Still Digging It

Doc pointed out a couple weeks ago that Glen Phillips (of Toad The Wet Sprocket fame) has a blog up about his experience taking his family to Europe. I read through it quickly and then decided to check some of Glen's other sites to see what he's been up to the past few years. Toad was really big back when I was going to school in Lexington, VA in the early 90s. I caught the band at least a half dozen times while I was in college. One of the cool things about Toad's music is that it's stood the test of time. There's a lot of stuff from that era that's just plain unlistenable now, but I can always listen to Toad and I look forward to when a Toad selection comes up in rotation on my iPod. One of my fondest memories involved meeting some of the guys from Toad, as well as the guys in Gin Blossoms, after a show at Randolph-Macon Women's College. Everyone was really friendly, even though the drummer from the Gin Blossoms had really cut up his hand before the show when he fell on a beer bottle. (The drummer from Toad filled in for the show, playing both sets.)

Anyway, I checked out Glen's most recent single, "Always Returning," on iTunes and bought it. Good stuff. I recommend it highly. Next round of buying on iTunes I do, I'll pick up anything else Glen has on iTunes from his solo career.