A poem that fell off my fingertips
While listening to Tom Waits
"Jake La Botz is a creator of dark poetry and haunting song, the kind of music that gets in your bones and rides you for days, a sound and vision only those who've been to the bottom and clawed their way back up can generate. His midnight gifts evoke Hank Williams and Skip James as much as Tom Waits and Dylan. Not everybody will get this music - because not everybody is ready for the truth."
- Jerry Stahl (author of Permanent Midnight)
I can't believe I haven't written about this, actually.
If you know me, you know how much I adore Butch Walker. Seems I've listened to him since I knew what Rock and Roll was, and had my own set of speakers to listen to him through.
Every time there was an opportunity to feature a musician, since I've been working at Inked Magazine, I would (try not to shout) "BUTCH WALKER". When our Pin Up themed issue came up this year... My editor in chief took me up on this... and... well... I got to interview the dude.
Funny thing was, I just went to his show in NYC a couple of weeks prior. So, his talent and ability to perform was fresh in the heart.
To read what I wrote... yup, I got to write the damn article... Keep on keepin' on.