I have a confession… I was late to the Dave Matthews party…
One of the first things I did when I started college was get signed up for a couple of the music clubs – Columbia House, BMG – and a few times I even had some multiple, concurrent memberships to the same company. I was a music junkie like that (and, hey, for a marginal amount you could get something like twenty albums up front, including fulfilling a portion of your annual membership contract).
Anyway, one of the drawbacks to the memberships was that if you didn’t submit the reply card (indicating “Yes” or “No” for getting the selection of the month – remember, this was at the dawn of the internet going public), the selection of the month would get sent automatically. One month, the selection was Under the Table and Dreaming.
And. I. Sent. It. Back.
Only to get it less than a year later.
Fast forward about seventeen years, and I have most of the DMB discography in the collection, but some of the selections that I find myself going back to are the “Dave & Tim” albums. So, here is one of the songs I have regularly had on my playlists.