Well, maybe not exactly today, but this month anyway. The lyrics from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band keep going through my head, as I think about the band I “joined” 20 year ago. I had only been living in San Francisco for about a year when I went to an open mike night at a cafe on Haight Street. One of the acts was a new band called New Grass Spirits. I took some photographs, began following them, and before I knew it, I was living with some of them in a cramped apartment. I became their “official photographer,” because I’m not musical and how else could I join a band? The group broke up and re-formed more than once, changed their name to Straw Coyotes, and kept adding new members. Everybody went their separate ways after a couple of intense years. I have some amazing memories and a big box of fun photographs. Here’s one of my favorites.
Happy Anniversary, Kirk, Adam, Dhaivyd, Deana, and Kwame!