Roman Candle

In Chapel Hill NC the family Matheny (Skip + Logan = bros, Skip + Timshel + married) formed Roman Candle.

Why Modern Radio is A-OK

Roman Candle “Why Modern Radio Is A-OK” from Lake Fever Sessions on Vimeo.

Logan: When we lived in Chapel Hill, there was about a 6-month stint where Thad Cockrell (a good friend of ours, and an amazing songwriter) was sleeping on the couch at my house. One night we had all gone over to Skip and Timshel’s for dinner. While we were cooking, we were playing various records and at some point, someone puts Neil Young’s Comes a Time on. As soon as the first song started, Thad came around the corner, genuinely teary-eyed, and said “I can’t listen to this record right now, I fell in love to that record and I’m not ready to hear it right now”. We all felt a little bad, and a couple weeks later, while Skip was brushing his teeth he came up with this song.

Don’t play Neil Young
Don’t play Van Morrison
Just let some high school emo band start versing and chorusing
Because there’s no way it will break my heart as far as I can see
and that’s why modern radio is A OK with me.
He said a pop song used to be a powerful thing,
you could turn on the a.m. and John Lennon would sing
or Frank Sinatra would be talking to all of the girls.
And you could think like a hawk or think like a dove
or think of a winter afternoon when you fell in love
and ten songs on a record sounded like a string of pearls.

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