I was recently contacted by a band of young’uns from Illinois called The Black Roses (Hi, whippersnappers!) who asked me to have a listen to a three-track EP they’d recorded.
I duly listened, but must confess that I didn’t like much what I heard. There was one song I didn’t mind (“Summer Melody”), but that was mainly because it contained a 1950s chord progression I’ve always enjoyed (C major, A minor, F major, G major).
When I told this to the band, they responded with a magnanimous “That’s alright, please post it anyway.”
Here are The Black Roses and their Blooming EP:
By the way, the band’s Facebook Timeline has this captioned photo:
|Wedding day picture of the band ~
photo done by our photographer, Edwin Taylor the third!
That photo leads me to ask some questions:
- Did someone in the band get married?
- Did the entire band get married (to each other)?
- If someone in the band did get married, were The Black Roses the wedding band at their own wedding?
- Does Edwin Taylor (the third), in his official capacity as band photographer, follow the band around everywhere? Or just when they’re playing – or getting married?
- Who is Edwin Taylor (the third)? Is there a fourth or even fifth Edwin Taylor? Just how many Edwin Taylors are there?