Friday, March 02, 2007

A POST!! And a great quote.

I know, I know, I know. I've been a bad blogger lately. It's already been over a week?!?! Well, I will be back soon enough; I have just been lazy lately.

My dad pointed me to an article in the Florida Times-Union about one of my favorite bands, Mofro. Mofro hails from north Florida, and they (specifically the lead singer and songwriter J.J. Grey) are Floridaphiles like me. They often sing about Florida and its ongoing destruction, and the destruction of the simple way of life in general. One quote in particular stood out to me, and I thought "I HAVE to post this on the blog!" Here it is:

"I asked Grey how he would describe Mofro's sound and he said, 'I'd have to throw in towel on that one...In the end, I'd just say it's from the South, because that was where I was born and raised. That doesn't make me better than anyone else, and it certainly doesn't make me any worse. It just makes me who I am."

Amen, Mr. Grey.

You can hear some of Mofro's songs here, here, and here (my favorites are "Lochloosa" "Fireflies" and "Florida." Be sure to check those out, and be sure to check out their newly-released CD, Country Ghetto.)

Have a Dixie Day!

13 comments:

gramgoldshoes said...

w Hi hurricane teen glad you are back you made us wait too long you will have to stop being lazy your grandmother is getting too old to wait to long

Hurricane Teen said...

gram - well, I am back. I will have an update about some swamp ruins tomorrow morning!

SophieMae said...

Hey! You have great taste! 8-] Took forever for my dial-up to load anything, but I really loved what I heard. I'll be looking for their CDs, for sure.

Hurricane Teen said...

sophie - They are awesome! Their music has been described by some critics as "down home funk." I laughed when I heard that! They are getting really big, too. In fact, they are sceduled to play The House of Blues in Chicago soon...that is such a HUGE gig to get.

Paintsmh said...

Welcome back. Nice to see you have a new post.

Floridacracker said...

I too will check out Mofro. Just the titles have me interested.

Hurricane Teen said...

paint - thanks! I was wondering about you and BuckinJunction. So I got on the blogger and really looked around today.

FC - That's what got me interested. There's quite a few really good songs, and some other good ones. But almost all of them have some Floridian hint in them.

Anonymous said...

When are you going to come and visit us on the "Pacetti potato farm"? Hopefully soon...

Hurricane Teen said...

I was wondering when I was gonna see you...I'm not sure when, but it may be a while...I dont have a day off of school at all this month.

Paintsmh said...

What happened to that swamp post? I'm kinda waiting on it. lol

Aikäne said...

Good stuff. I added them to my amazon wish list.

Hurricane Teen said...

paint - I told my grandma I would post it tonight. So I will. I'm working on it now.

aikane - Good! I know you will enjoy them.

Paintsmh said...

Well then, three cheers for your grandma!