Land of the Brokenhearted
Just So You Know: The title track from our latest album
Just Like Johnny Cash
We are huge Johnny Cash fans. We were saddened when he passed. What do you do with grief? “Take a sad song and make it better”. So I grabbed a guitar, Bob got behind the drums and we locked into a groove. The words just came spilling out.
“If Johnny Cash ain’t in heaven I don’t want to know. If Johnny Cash ain’t in heaven the devil’s in control. If Johnny Cash ain’t in heaven I don’t want to go.”
Mr. Cash had recorded a song by our good friend Jude Johnstone. It was the title track for his album “Unchained”. It’s a great song. After our initial blast of inspiration passed we passed our song on to Jude for some help. We are pleased with the results.
“I have lived a life of sin Just like Johnny Cash. I have let the light stream in Just like Johnny Cash. I have been both kinds of men Just like Johnny Cash.”
It was time for a change of scenery. Living in a sleepy so cal beach town had lost it’s charm. Where to? That was the big question. It took a while for an answer to come. So I followed the yellow brick road. I was not sure where it was leading. Along the way, I questioned my courage, wondered if I had a brain and almost lost heart.
Fear not. This story has a happy ending.
There’s no place like home.
Table for One: Live Performance at Kulak’s Woodshed
We got invited to open up for Severin Browne at a place called Kulak’s Woodshed. Kulak’s is kind of a cross between Pee Wee’s playhouse and a Tim Burton movie. There was a couple lying on a king sized bed and a dog was roaming around. We had the great pleasure of having Dana Greene on piano and Jimmy Avakian on percussion.
It turned out to be a real special gig. If only someone had taped it.
Hey! Whaddya know!