Monday, January 17, 2011

"Daddy, What Does Overdose Mean?”

Looking for Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa CD in a  used record store, I found a very different "Tabula Rasa"  disc
filed in the same bin, and I once again took a chance (a dollar!) on buying a CD/band I had never heard/heard of.  The 1992 CD was "Confined in Skin and Bones" (note the prophetic U2 "Yahweh" lyric  reference)  by Tabula Rasa.  I couldn't help but be intrigued by that....and the bizarre, Godhaunted lyrics, long playing times of the songs, and Doug Kershaw on violin fiddle...sounded like it might be a Dave Matthews/Gabriel-era Genesis/Van Der Graff/prog/pre-screamo hybrid.

It turned out to be pretty much that.
Good quirky stuff.

 I figured the singer/writer grew up Christian.
A Googling proved that right.

Turns out the band--broken up long ago--was big in hometown Dallas.
Leader/singer Ezra Boggs  (Linked In, Facebook) has since started various bands :The Jury, Trio of One, The Drive-By Orchestra  ('You can tell everybody in the band has a music degree,' Boggs admits, 'but it's still really ear-friendly').

But here below is his amazing God-story. Amazing guy:


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