I spent like a few hours looking for this 2 min video of the first half of In Stitches. Back then I guess it was like 2007-ish, very pre-Branches and post-FMP, when Dave was playing a lot of solo electric shows. I actually want to say I remember that this was at the Exit/In. He had his killer blazer on and a Tele. And then for the very first time we heard the first half of this song (recorded, at least), this slow thing that Dave ends with this amazing, bold falsetto. Shot from on-stage, stage left, profile. I think Caleb made it (?) and probably took it down, but MATS hasn't been around here in 4-5 years, so there is that.
Figure this video is gone, unless I saved a copy on one of these drives on the floor. We were still guessing song titles at that point so we called it Lethal Drinking. The spontaneity of the video (the initial scramble), the sound of Dave's voice, the sparse guitar, the falsetto. As far as dave recorded live goes, I can't beat it.
Well, I was lucky enough to grab and save the audio however many moons ago, so I've had the low-quality mp3 on repeat. Mmm.