This is an early rock and roll, sun-records style song that was so much fun to write and record. Catherine and I sang the vocals together on one old timey mic, Everly Brothers style.
It was also fun to work in some of my own Cajun family history—my Great Grandfather worked at a rice mill in southwest Louisiana, never learned how to drive, and walked to work everyday. On another autobiographical note, I can’t pretend this character of the naive young musician isn’t partially drawn from our own experience of the music business, in all its shadiness, smoke and mirrors, road-weary, showbiz glory. It’s hard to shake the feeling that you are one hit song away from massive success.