“For us, music has always been about transparency, so for me ‘Lane Boy’ is that song on the record that you kind of break that fourth wall and you can look into what it’s like to really be a normal person in our position.” —Tyler Joseph
Dark, gritty, and brutally honest, this is one of the most eye-opening memoirs I’ve read.
Mark Lanegan is digging up some serious skeletons in his new memoir Sing Backwards and Weep. He spews it all, sharing parts of his childhood upbringing, the rise to fame with Screaming Trees, and his descent into drugs and homelessness. The truth is the truth, but I can see some people mentioned in this book becoming irate with the all-out divulging of the past.
I’m currently reading Mark Lanegan’s new memoir Sing Backwards and Weep. There’s so much history here with mention of Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Chris Cornell and others. It’s really taken me back. Not only that, it’s brutally honest and eye-opening. I highly recommend it.
Mark has new music material and plenty in between, but I wanted to share an older song because it’s what’s on my mind after reading about these relationships in the book. I’ve talked about Mad Season before, but for those that don’t remember, Mad Season formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994 by members of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees. They released only one album titled Above.
This is Mad Season with Mark and Layne on vocals. Hope you enjoy this share…
This is Toby Mac’s new song honoring the memory of Truett Foster McKeehan, his firstborn son. Truett died unexpectedly on October 23, 2019. It’s still so heartbreaking, and I can’t even imagine what it’s like lose a child. This is such a beautiful tribute…
21 Years’ is a song I wrote about the recent passing of my firstborn son, Truett Foster McKeehan. I loved him with all my heart. Until something in life hits you this hard, you never know how you will handle it. I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us every day. Writing this song felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning. The rest is yet to come. One thing I know is that I am not alone. God didn’t promise us a life of no pain or even tragic death, but He did promise He would never leave us or forsake us. And I’m holding dearly to that promise for my son as well as myself.