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King’s X – Picture

The song “Picture” describes the first and only occasion that dUg Pinnick and his parents were at the same place at the same time.

We all got together for the first time last September.
I said “Somebody take a photograph I’ve got a camera.”
Now I got me a favorite picture.

It’s a soulful and touching example of exceptional songwriting, easily one of my favorite King’s X songs.  If more musicians held themselves–or at least aspired to–this standard of content and emotional honesty, rock music would be in a much better place than it is. I hope you can set aside some time to throw on some headphones and take this song in.

Picture – King’s X

“Picture” by King’s X
From the album, Ear Candy (1996)
She was a white skinned black beauty,
the daughter of an Indian
Her Grandparents raised her in northern Illinois.
I call her mother.
He was the son of a hellfire holiness preacher woman.
They say nobody was wilder,
but maybe his brother.
I call him father
She was young, calling love.
He was young, stealing love.
We all got together for the first time last September.
I said “Somebody take a photograph I’ve got a camera.”
Now I got me a favorite picture.

Cloud Nine

Going in to last night we knew it would be an amazing time, but we never expected it to unfold the way it did…

On top of sharing the stage with one of our strongest musical influences, John Hogg, the drummer from one of our all-time favorite bands (Jerry Gaskill of King’s X) was in the audience. It sounds like I’m speaking in hyperbole, but I’m not. Hanging out with these guys after the show, talking about music, art, inspiration, and anything else was a dream come true. We were legitimately starstruck.

Our set felt great. We debuted a new song, “By Myself” and brought some older material back to life. We represented ourselves well and warmed up the stage for John Hogg’s latest band, Cassini, who absolutely crushed it. They are the real thing. I can’t wait to hear their work in the studio.

We owe a huge thank you to everyone who came out. Wednesday night be damned, you were a GREAT crowd: attentive, responsive, and loud as hell. Thank you for being a part of such an amazing evening for the band.