Sugar Train EP
Produced by: Thirteenth Love
Joe Esparza – Vocals
Jon Sorensen – Guitar
Tracy W. – Bass
Brad Doan – Drums
1 Too Funky
2 Ice Cream
4 Flamenco Serenade
5 Hustle Time
Back in ’92 I became friends with a guy named Ed. Over the next handful of years Ed and I went through everything together and all the while created a huge booze shortage here in L.A. Sometime in. I think, 1994 Ed started managing a group called 13th Love. Great guys, and a really good live band.
I can’t classify this music. The closest thing I can think of is if Al Green sang for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Make sense? The singer Joe, had one of the blusiest voices I ever heard, not far behind Axl Rose.
It’s not easy to find anything by them, there is a My Space page, but only three songs, and a few poorly converted video clips.
The standout cuts are Waiting, and Punkin’.
If you can find it, buy it.
Rating: *** three out of three stars
On to the story . . .
The Time-Out Chair
About three years ago my Son sat down next to me and started telling me the events of his busy kindergarten day.
Who hit who, who said what, and who his friends are, and who his “girl” is. I’m doing the standard nod, and occasionally a “what?” or “really?” And he’s satisfied.
Then at the end of this conversation, almost out of nowhere he says his teacher put him in the time-out chair.
I asked him what happened, and what he did. He explained he was sitting on the “story” rug. The whole class sits on the rug for story time, and eyes are to be straight ahead, and nowhere else.
I asked if he was on the rug? “Yes.”
Were you listening to the story? “Yes.”
Then why were you put in the time-out chair?
“Because I’m funny.”
It was everything I could do not to laugh . . .
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