After seeing this yesterday
Once I decided that I would never make a living as the lead singer of a punk rock band, I chose to become an Elementary school teacher (which would become an English teacher which would become an English major, but that’s not the point). The point is that this allowed me to gain a much more complete appreciation of Piebald. Travis Shettle, sings on “King Of The Road,” the opening track on the band’s career highlight We Are The Only Friends That We Have, “John, well, he got married to Laura and I teach their kid in first grade.” I took it to heart.
Piebald’s early sound goes back to the mid 90’s
In 2002, We Are The Only…saw the band’s sound switch to a much more riff-based rock n’ roll. And Travis established himself as one of the wittiest song-writers of his time:
“If you're bored than you must be boring too. Did I st-st-st-st-stutter?”
“A towel on his head after jumping off the pier, Rama said I looked like a Kennedy.”
“It's just like liquor stores, mailboxes and pay phones. Whenever you need them they are impossible to find.”
I got to see Piebald twice before they broke up in 2008 (though I missed out on the last
After seeing Yo Gabba Gabba presenting these rock n’ roll songs to little kids, I couldn’t help but get sentimental for Piebald. Especially the song “Put Your Slippers On Instead”—which should be used as a lesson for all growing boys and girls.