Tonight, while listening to last.fm on random, a song came on that stopped me in my tracks. Fine, I was sitting down, but still. Oh my sweet jesus was I floored. I knew the artist, and I even knew the song, but what in god's name was this version. The song was "Casino Lights" by Richmond Fontaine, a band I loved in the 90s and early 00s, but have sort of abandoned over the past few years. This appeared to be a live version. Suddenly my throat tightened up and I was completely swept over by something that can't be explained. And I needed to find this song. And I needed to hear it again.
A few searches around (errr, the Richmond Fontaine site), and there it was. The band released a live record entitled Live at the Doug Fir Lounge in 2007 on the tiny El Cortez Records, and it's available for sale via Richmond Fontaine's site for a mere ten bucks.
And in a week it should drop in my mailbox.