Even though baseball is being played into November these days, in homage to the ultimate series of our National Pastime, we're offering up I'm Not Jim's "Mr October" (off their debut album, You Are All My People), over on our Giveaways page. I'm Not Jim, a collaboration between Silo's frontman Walter Salas-Humara and acclaimed NY novelist Jonathan Lethem, also honor baseball in their song "The Pitchers Gave Up."
It's been over twelve months since Drew passed away. It still seems
impossible. The Silos have had many true members and many. many honorary
members, yet I feel that Drew's passing has been the biggest change in the
history of the band. I know he would have wanted us to continue, and we
will, but with whom and in what direction? Konrad and I have been fortunate
and honored to have had Rod Hohl with us for almost two years as our
bassist and most of all as our brother. He joined when Drew moved from bass
to guitar and made The Silos his comfortable home. We've also had many NYC
friends join us at all the Drew tribute shows - Bruce Martin, Jason Victor,
Russ Meissner, Dennis Kronen, Mary Lee Kortes, Eric Ambel.........our NC
buddies Caitlin Cary, Lynn Blakey, and the whole Pour House crew.......and
our Austin contingent - Jon Dee Graham, Kyle Schneider, Steve McAllister,
and Michelle Anthony have all benefitted from Drew's eternal glow.
I'm Not Jim's (the collaboration between author Jonathan Letham and the Silos' Walter Salas-Humara) You Are All My People received a glowing review on WHYY/NPR's Fresh Air from Ken Tucker, who said "[Some] songs have a gleaming hard edge...and elsewhere they've created crisp little pop tunes with choruses that sound like forgotten hits from decades old rock radio stations." To take a listen to the review and hear clips, head over to the NPR Music site here!