5/4/2017 4:14:10 PM
Hey. I hope one of us is getting some rest.
I was up early, but so were you.
Folks were saying you should write a book or something,
based on your life. You know, that isn't a half bad idea...
I'm actually a fairly decent writer, well so are you,
and eloquent as bojangles you are... you should go for it,
if you want some help with it, I am more than happy to help you,
I am proud and damn glad to help you. This me:
... just put something on the subject line lets me know it's you,
From Stoneman, or something, at least till I recognize your email.
Okay, so check this out.
Ever since this morning, I've been working on that song I mentioned
was in the air, and you could feel it too? Yeah, worked like mad dog on a mission.
Just when I was saying to you, 'bout how I wish I had a song,
that you could cover, which would be worth of your talents,
I thought of, well it was basically an unfinished bit of song,
I'd come up with a while ago... I had a chorus, pretty good chorus,
but it never came together right. Then once I mentioned a song to you,
I began getting a whole mental picture of how it's supposed to go.
It sounded good too. So, since this morning, and I got up at four a.m.
so I am the walking dead by now, well, as of an hour or so ago
I finished it... This, I can say, is a song worthy of Stoneman.
You are more than welcome to cover it.
I'll put it out tomorrow morning. I gotta go out with my friend and deliver
a hamburger to her nephew in the nursing home, and some potato salad,
I made both, I'm a damn good cook. Then I'll get back, fall dead on
the bed till it's time for supper. I'll damn sure get my ass up for that,
no matter how damned dead I am. I cooked 'em this morning,
the burgers. All I could do not to tear into that thing. "you wanna have no dinner?"
I asked myself, which worked. I made a face and put 'em in the fridge.
The song, originally, was called simply "Sandman",
ironically, that's not that far from Stoneman, when you think about it,
and I did not know you then, when I first got the chorus idea...
Anyway, now, I am calling it "Theme From SANDMAN"
...like, I think I envisioned, like, it's a movie, well doesn't exist yet,
but it could, you could call the character in your book that, Sandman.
Just an idea, you don't have to, but for some reason,
I felt compelled to call the song "Theme From SANDMAN"
as though it were a movie, and this, well, was the themesong
at the beginning of the movie.
And it sounds like a hit too.
I did the absolute best I could with it,
worked, I am not kidding, like a mad MFing dog on a goddamn mission,
I ain't gettin' it no better than this.
You could however.
And you are more than welcome to.
Thanks for inspiring me, to make a really great record,
because I am pretty sure it is one. You tell me, when you hear it
what you think. I am curious. It's going through my head that's for sure.
Much Love & Respect,