Anyway... Getting to the point. I found this next clip, from 10/1/2011 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, on Pitchfork this morning. Yes, it is cute for a few, but at a certain point it becomes time to just shut the hell up and play the damn song. Commit, damn it! Enthusiasm, live, can make up for a lot.
Sometimes, perfectionism can really kill a live show. But you got to hand it to Isaac for his patience!
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Here is the real deal... Modest Mouse on Austin City Limits, January 22, 2005.