From the Letterman show in 1989, please enjoy the incomparable Syd Straw and a smokin' rendition of my favorite song from her debut album (Surprise)...
...the Peter Holsapple-penned "Think Too Hard."
And yes, that's Dave Alvin on guitar.
I had never seen this clip before, and isn't she just as cute as a bugs ear? A great singer too, but that's a given. I should add that Surprise is a fricking tremendous album that belongs in every home.
More Holsapple and Syd tomorrow.