“Now you’re standing on a soapbox yelling from the rooftops (ROOFTOPS!)”
I went through my CD collection and filled my car with music I haven’t heard in a while. One of the albums was Juliana Theory’s second album, Emotion is Dead (2000). One of my favorite parts is the faux rap break in “If I Told You This Was Killing Me, Would You Stop.”
I have a love-hate relationship with the band. I saw them four times. The first time, I saw them at The Social (it may have been called The Sapphire Supper Club at that time) in Orlando with concert-buddy Paul (or here). They were outstanding. Totally blew me away.
So much so that I saw them again (by myself) at The State Theater in St. Petersburg. They stunk. The lead singer seemed distracted and pissed. Maybe they thought the show would be bigger.
But, not to be outdone, I saw them again at The House of Blues with concert-buddy 2 Stacey. This time, they rocked again. My faith was restored. The score was 2 great shows, 1 bad one.
So, with a little more confidence, Stacey and I saw them again, this time taking (at the time) high school youth kid Caleb. Again, they stunk it up. The set lasted less than 45 minutes. Disappointing for me, but also for Caleb, who, at the time, really liked the band.
I vowed to never see them again. Of course, I didn’t really get the chance. They broke up in 2006.
But, I still have an affection for that song and that album and will blast it for the next week or so on the way to and from work.
Here’s a live version: