A new moon tonight.
A lot of things are new.
Namely, this wonderfully flattering piece of news:
Earlier this month, I got an email from James Toth, who plays music under the name Wooden Wand.
Basically, he wrote to say, “I was very moved by Last Words of the Executed – so moved, in fact, that I wrote a song using a lot of words from the book as lyrics. The song is called ‘Dungeon of Irons,’ and it will appear on my new album, Blood Oaths Of the New Blues. The album won’t be out until October…”
He then sent me a copy of the song. I may have teared up, more than a little, and was sworn to secrecy.
In short, it’s an amazingly powerful song and I’m proud to have even a small part in it. James will be through Chicago at some point, I’m looking forward to hearing it live…
In the meantime, here are a couple of interviews James has done, a recent one with M3 and another with Magnet magazine. If you want to hear more of his music, some older songs can be heard on MySpace.