"Gathering Flowers On The Hillside"
This is a murder ballad about chronically late people.
As soon as this song ends, Charles says something like “good work!” Or “that’s really awesome!” And it sounds like he’s being awfully congratulatory about the song…. But he’s actually talking to Ben, who was standing there with something he’d “cooked” or drawn—I can’t remember—and he’d held it up as soon as the last notes sounded. (He’s gotten pretty good at not interrupting for the duration of the song, but he knows the sound of a tag at this point, and that that’s the moment when it’s okay to talk again.)
Weirdly warm October day here. Ben’s at school, Pete’s got a cold, and Fran and I are working at home today.
Oh, and please note! Katherine Slingluff and I are producing a murder-ballad Halloween concert at Jalopy — join us! Friday, Oct. 31st, 8PM. Wear your long black veil.
Jen Larson, lead vocals, guitar
Michael Fagan, guitar, lovely guitar solo