There's one of those imponderables, which seems worth discussing when
guys get together, at least after several beers have been consumed.
Given a chance to encounter a mermaid, would it be better to have one
that's top girl and bottom fish, or the other way around? Then again,
there are implications that are better not considered sober.
What brought this to mind are the lovely but appallingly bottom-heavy
models on the cover of this album. And which are easier to discuss
than is Umphrey's McGee's music, which defies easy
categorization or even description, or maybe that's just me. Still,
in two CDs-worth of material there's plenty to explore, to wonder at
and to enjoy, sometimes all at once. And if nothing here is quite as
profound as that mermaid question, well, what is?