Third Eye Blind really was just trying to help

Third Eye Blind made headlines last week after it refused to play the hit song “Semi-Charmed Life” at its RNC charity concert. The omission was widely interpreted as trollsome. But I firmly believe the members of Third Eye Blind did not design their set purely to antagonize the audience.* They came to help.

As Exhibit A, I present the band’s decision to play as an encore another (better) hit song — Jumper — which as you probably know leads off like so:

I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend

The selection was undoubtedly inspired by Stephen Colbert, who promised last Monday night (a day before the Tuesday concert):

Colbert Jumper 1Colbert Jumper 2

Hopefully, Stephen is a bit more successful than Stephan seems to have been.

*As documented in the preceding post, had this been the band’s goal, it could have done much worse.


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