BREAKFAST WITH THE POST
August 4 2009
So Johnny, Patrick and I had breakfast with a music journalist named Josh who was there to interview us about the tour. It went really well and Johnny gave him a lot of insight into the early days (including much informative fodder about the Forever Changes period) and also there was a general inner perspective on Love’s music as part of the discussion.
One of the things that separated Love from many other 60’s band was that they didn’t simply litter their records with war songs but instead (and often tongue-and-cheek) they made quite concrete statements that anyone, no matter what position you took, could identify with the character AND the Narrator.
Johnny always seem to drive this point home in interviews and it certainly reflects his past and current songwriter, that specific social issues are and will forever be a part of our past, present and future. The Music sets the scene and the story is interwoven. At the end of the day, however, it either touches you or it doesn’t. And Love’s music has so much depth to it yet it feels so simple. I love playing it and people love hearing it and I think the WP writer picked up on that. Or at least we hope so!
Blogged from Pat’s backyard just as the bus arrives…roll on New
Don’t forget to check out Johnny Echols Interview at: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/32422