When he was doing his own in-store appearance at Exile on Main Street record store in Champaign, Illinois, Edward Burch was kind enough to invite me to join him. To a ravenous crowd of 1-3 at any given time, we brought it. Aside from the songs on which I harmonized in Edward’s set (“Second Last Call,” etc.), here’s what The Viper played.
- Uncle Bud
- Sing a Song of Texas
- Good Morning Irene
- They’re Knocking Down Our Home
- The Best Things in Life Are Free
In response to the photo above, posted to facebook, John Peacock wrote:
Ryan’s best look ever!
To which I replied:
Ryan here: yes, from the flattened American Girl cap, to the hanging ties on the orange shirt, to the black socks pulled all the way up, to the look on my face that suggests I don’t know I’m standing behind a microphone, I have definitely got it going on. Wonder why Ed didn’t wear shorts?
It may be this photo that inspired the 7th Day Adventist diet that I’ve been following since.