Doing Just Fine
Thaweesak Srithongdee - DrPadou (2003)
John sings from somewhere else. And as a compelling songwriter, you kind of have to. He visits our corner bars from somewhere far, to recall a story without performing. Of dark and shadowy nights with flickers of strange headlights and scruffy beards dipped into coats, he sings. That there are places beyond where we regularly gather weathered, places he has been. He sings like he's recalling, slow and building, hesitant and compassionate. There are warm blankets everywhere, you should come, he sings.
John Statz - Letter from Southeast Asia (mp3)