Song: Man in the Box (1991)
Artist: Alice In Chains
I've listened to more Alice In Chains in 2021 than any other year of my life (unless my parents were cranking them in their heyday before I had the ability to remember things; which I highly doubt, although my dad does like this song!), but I had zero intentions of using AIC as a SOD for the 3rd time in two months when I laid down at the blogging station. Sure, I'll peel back the onion and explain how we got here!
So I just watched (and by just, I mean like 45 minutes ago by the time I write and edit this) "Three Sad Virgins" from SNL and thought about using that, but I don't know if the world is ready for me to use a song that isn't available on Apple Music. What would I post to my Instagram story?
I couldn't think of anything and since I'm a music binger, most of the stuff I've been listening to recently has already been featured as SODs. I didn't want to waste any more valuable blogging time putting way too much thought into something so trivial, so I went to Ryan Radio on Apple Music and kept skipping until I came across something that caught my attention. "Man in the Box" was probably like, I don't know, the 27th song that popped up, and I flew right by it and probably went by another half dozen songs before a lightbulb went off in my head. "Bro, you were planning on blogging about all the incredible buckets of flow in Man in the Arena and made a fantastic reference to this song in yet another one of your way too niche for your minuscule audience to understand tweets. This is the song."
So consider this SOD a little teaser of what's to come in my next blog. Despite zero likes, retweets, or replies, which I totally don't care about...that's a solid tweet. Maybe it's just my weird brain, but that grainy ass picture of 1997 Tom Brady gave me serious Layne Staley in the "Man in the Box" video vibes; like immediately.