By now, I hope you’ve read the first installments of my “Volkswagen Experience”. (If you linked here from Neil Crawford’s blog, read them. It wasn’t pushing the van at 70mph down the freeway. His mechanic put in a dipstick from a gas engine so the engine was 2.5 quarts low on oil, even though it read full. Get the story straight Neil)
After almost 8 months, I finally got the van. And those that brought it to me, Jon, Jacob and Ian Stowe, captured their story. (BTW, they are the biggest hobosoul fans ever…custom making hobosoul stencils and t-shirts.)
Director/DP/Editor – Vern Moen
Producer – Chuck Oldfield
Assistant Camera – Matt Snelson
Makeup – Tiffany Patton
Production Designer/Fight Coordinator – Eric Trine
Art Director – Melinda Moen
Wardrobe – Heather Morgan
Starring – Scarlett Kapela, Brandon Young, Jon Jameson, Sean Walker, Matt Vasquez, Kelly Winrich, Eric Trine (as “Dead Guy”), Courtney Barber, Vern Moen, Melinda Moen
Part of a requirement to being a Hobosoul Intern is spending nights in the Winnebago. To learn the hobo way.
Two things: I forgot that college kids stay up much later than me (guess I got old). They didn’t show until 12 midnight, and I had already fallen asleep. I also neglected to tell them that Dick is at the mechanic still, and they’d have to hop the fence.
“Like the Rolling Stones’s rough and tumble masterpiece, Exile On Main Street, Riot was recorded and mixed in a portable studio, which Sly had set up in a Winnebago near his home. The group that had made their name with the sheer propulsive energy of their playing, and the effortless musical chemistry that comes of years of dues-paying, were summoned one by one into the Winnebago to lay down their parts. Sly, strung out on powders, kept on overdubbing the tracks until the end result sounded literally overloaded, drained of clarity and focus. Then he put his own dreamy, drifty, oddly chilling vocals on top. To this day, ‘Family Affair’, the album’s hit single, sounds unlike anything else in the soul-funk canon.”
So many great things are begun in motorhomes, and so many great people are named Stone.
Read the rest of the article (which has nothing to do with Winnebagos here.