Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller released his third solo CD last Tuesday, and the self-titled disc’s lead single, ”I Need To Know Where I Stand,” has planted its country-tinged pop rock firmly atop my Must List this week. Miller is one of my favorite live performers, partly because I love his music but also because his stage banter is both hilarious and off-the-cuff (unlike other bands, who you know recite the same ”impromptu” stories night after night). While you can listen to the song (and the rest of the album) on his MySpace page, check out this adorable video of Miller explaining the song’s origins: It’s about him making out with a girl at debate camp when he was in high school.
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