Thanks for all the “Bootlegged” orders, folks. It’s a lo-fi and on-the-fly live recording of a show the Long Beds and I did at the Big Top. Includes some stories in between songs including the one about me drawing blood from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) on behalf of Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) because, I…I…well, sometimes you gotta help the neighbors.
On page 51 of The Scavengers, Maggie (Ford Falcon) describes her father emerging from the shack wearing his favorite t-shirt, which she describes as blue with an illustration of an old-fashioned door lock on the back, and a key on the front. Later in the book, the blue t-shirt plays a critical role in a significant plot turn.
There really is a t-shirt like that (see the gallery below), but the “H” is an inside joke based on Maggie’s description of a musician slowly going crazy after years of explaining how his name was supposed to be pronounced. Thank you to the real “Bon Hiver” for permission to sneak that little Easter egg into the book.
Front of the shirt described on p. 51 of The Scavengers.
The inside joke.
Back of the shirt described on p. 51 of The Scavengers.
This image plays a critical role in the plot of The Scavengers.
This was recorded just down the road a piece. I got to be a little part of it. I’ll say more when the time comes. It will be released September 30, but you can listen to one track right here right now.
(The link isn’t real obvious, look for the little circled triangle).
Miscellaneous Fall Creek convergence trivia: The Bon Iver song featured on the page linked above floats through the final chapter of Visiting Tom.