Video of the Day | Throwback Thursday Edition: “Sick of Myself” by Matthew Sweet

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Matthew Sweet is one of the great power pop songwriters of the last three decades. He’s best-known for his landmark album 1991 album Girlfriend, a consistently great record. But let’s not forgot his follow-up stuff, either, including the 1995’s 100% Fun, which featured the hit single “Sick of Myself.” It’s an amazing song laced with crunchy guitars, sweet melodies and a clever lyrical turn of phrase in the chorus — (But I’m sick of myself when I look at you  / Something is beautiful and true  / In a world that’s ugly and a lie) — what more could you want?

Matthew is currently touring the East coast, see him during the month of August!

 

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.