ben daughtrey i had known since the '80's in ohio and kentucky and they are in full flower here. john curley came out to hold my hand for a track and jerome dillon joined in. petra haden lent her transcendence whenever she walked in the room and kerry brown introduced me to muddy dutton, who in turn unleashed bobby macintyre upon an unsuspecting world. In between recording in LA, i began to drift back to new orleans, site of both the final whigs record and first twilight record. here began my creative relationship with mike napolitano who had already been my dear friend and co-conspirator. between my two adopted homes, i started to make headway on a rock album that reflected both my time in the afghan whigs and the places i wanted to go. on january 11, 2002 i cut the demo of a song called "get the wheel" that recalled the lyrics to "cigarettes", which had already been recorded. that night i had dinner with my friends denis leary, ken ober, ted demme and his wife, amanda. two days later, ted demme died on a basketball court in santa monica and the recordings i had worked on up to that point were put away, as they had no connection to me or my life at that long moment. "get the wheel" became "follow you down" and i began to record anew, the result being "blackberry belle" , the second twilight singers record. since that time, i have been asked
"whatever happened to the songs you were working on before teddy died?" here they are.
this is "amber headlights"
march 14, 2005
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1. So Tight
4. Early Today (and Later That Night)
5. Golden Boy
6. Black Swan
9. Get the Wheel