Small Town America is captured in sharp relief on Jonas Friddle’s new single. Beneath the warm toned music and Friddle’s restrained vocal, both captured live and straight to tape, there’s a darker side: “the high school councillor graduated Pennsylvania State / Kept you after class to ask if you’re ok? / But I seen them standing in a parking lot / Calling you a faggot and it ain’t gonna stop“. Acceptance and the right to live your own life? No, not going to happen, not around here. It’s enough to drive one to drink – which is kind of what the song is about.
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?