Shout Out: Jon Rolston
I recently/finally went to see Walk the Line, in which Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny Cash. It made me lose a lotta sleep. This was partly just because I was up thinking about lyrics and writing songs, but also because the movie made me miss my old band, White Stool. (Yeah, no one liked the name but us!) It really didn't help that Joaquin Phoenix reminds me of my bandmate, Jon Rolston.
Even though we all wear many hats, these days, most people's hats are clearly labelled. Not Jon's. He's his own special breed of writer, anthropologist, musician, and lotsa weird stuff in between. Basically, he rocks in hard-to-describe ways. The movie most made me miss him when June Carter & Johnny Cash sang their duet, Ring of Fire. It reminded me of the time Jon & I turned Hank Williams's Setting the Woods on Fire into a duet, for our last concert, at New Langton Arts, depicted here:
That is probably the most fun I ever had on stage... Anyway, these days Jon & our other bandmate, Marc Horowitz, are down in LA becoming TV stars, and I'm travelling too much. But I miss making music.
I think I'd like to collaborate on some duets and backup singing projects, via the internet. Anyone out there interested?