“Have You Seen My Son?”
Oh YEAYUH, we’ve got a train to catch very shortly and it would fucking start getting all rainy-ass cloudy out there as soon as our time is upon us. Thanks, weather. You’re a real big help. Still, despite the general shiteness of how bleak and grey everything looks through the office window right now, we have nevertheless gone out and done stuff. Because we lead a life of courage. We are however, from next week, going to start exercising one of two options readily available to us in order to avoid the time-transactional issues of trying to get to meetings with all and sundry; firstly, we’re going to start making you come to us; secondly, we’re just gonna talk about whatever it is you wanna talk about on some dated communication technology known as a phone. Now, we realise some kids spawned of the internet generation (in our mind, this is ADSL-onwards. None of you guys seemed to be alive when a 56k dial-up modem was a thing) are opposed to this. In which case, email is fine. You can always email us. Even if we’re fulfilling Sandra Bullock’s role in Gravity whereby we are hopelessly spinning out into the outer unreachables of the solar system, we bet you will somehow manage to reach us on emails. Anyway, none of this has anything to do with current Track Of The Day’er Benjamin Booker and his video-demo of current Track Of The Day Have You Seen My Son? But, oh our science, has this got us excited. In the large expansive world that is singer-songwriter world, it’s rather rare for us to get suckered in on the basis of a rough demo; but, in the context of what is largely understood to be modern “folk” music, we hope you understand what we mean when we say that this dude appears to be the real deal. Although we’re a little bit sad there is not a full studio version of this track and indeed others available – given that we’re observing live shots of this guy doing this thing with a drummer in place, we can safely assume it’ll be a two-piece in the live context. Which we should all look forward to. Especially if the live show and indeed studio recordings are able to capture the essence of the Chuck Berry via Ray Lemontagne via Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson via John J Presley tones that we’re digging on right now. We also hope they preserve this video for the long-run, because, quite frankly, it’s real legit.