I can never hear MakeDamnSure without thinking about the What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost episode of Degrassi.
That’s the episode where aspiring rock star Craig Manning (played by Jake Epstein) returns to Toronto after being on tour and we discover that he’s picked up a nasty cocaine habit. Despite being coked out of his mind, Craig still gets a chance to perform during a Taking Back Sunday show. However, no sooner does Craig get on stage and start to sing then he suddenly gets the worst nosebleed in the history of nosebleeds.
Needless to say, the members of Taking Back Sunday are not impressed.
Of course, before everything went so terribly wrong, Craig had bragged to Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara about how he performed a “stripped down, acoustic” version of MakeDamnSure in his set. “I’d like to hear that,” Adam replied.
YOU BLEW IT, CRAIG!
Oh well. Fear not. By the time Craig returned for Degrassi Goes Hollywood, he was clean of the drugs and hopefully, he got back together with Ellie.
(Actually, as much as I love Ellie, Craig’s soulmate really was Ashley. Ellie should never have let Sean break up with her…)
(Okay, sorry, I’m getting lost in a Degrassi tangent here…FOCUS, LISA, FOCUS!)
As for the video for MakeDamnSure, it features the band performing in a wind tunnel. There’s a lot of scary and sad imagery but fear not, things work out for the best. It turns out that some people do give a damn.