When the Matron met her husband, it was pretty much Love at First Sight. Shortly thereafter, she learned that he had once been in a band--although not her sort of band. John spent his 20s in spandex on stage, screaming Heavy Metal into a mic. Believe it or not, that was a great way to meet babes. Or so he said.
The metamorphoses that occurred on both sides --Heavy Metal Man moved on musically and socially, finding different sorts of fun evening activity and understood women to be more than the day's catch, and meanwhile, Feminist (who is now the Matron) cooled and let the head on her hair grow back and started removing those under her arms and softened her brow a tiny bit --until they met somewhere in the middle, where they are now.
When the Matron met John, he had already moved into the more mellow singer-sing writer mode, where he continues to reside. Now, although the Matron cannot carry a tune to save her life, she knows the pulse and tenor of prose like nobody's business!
So when Minnesota Public Radio asked for original music here, Songs from Scratch, the Matron and John teamed up! She penned the words and then he changed some of them and did absolutely everything else!
Before you listen to him, here, know that the song had to refer to The Wizard of Oz and to incorporate these lines, written by Adam Levy of The Honeydogs:
"From the ends of the earth to your own back yard,
Mouth and mind drink all but won't fill an empty heart.
It's all within -- energy and matter namaste and ohm,
Myriad formulas, nostrums and prayer -- all roads lead home."
After you listen, don't be shy! Leave a comment! And not that the Matron wants her man to win or anything -- you know, be all ablush in 9s and 10s and top ratings -- but she wouldn't complain if you gave him a rating. The site makes you jump through a couple of register-hoops, but she thinks he's worth it!
If you don't think he's the cat's meow, just listen to some of the other entries and compare!
Plus, the Matron can't believe she actually participated in Song. A first. Isn't that tune well-written? And hot dang, she's sizzling! Because 0nly the Matron can work the name Salman Rushdie into a song lyric.