Best laid plans…I was heading back to the Northeast for some fun stuff. But my flight was cancelled, and they put me on the first plane out in the morning. Now I have to wake up at 4:30 am, an hour I'm most comfortable facing as the end of my day, rather than the start. While we were all in line getting our reassignments, I was reminded by a fellow traveler that I should give ‘em hell at the desk, the better to extract compensation for my ‘trouble.’ Like for instance that all my luggage is overnighting in Houston, without me? Or that I wouldn’t ask anyone to take me to the airport at such an ungodly hour. What’s in it for me?
That is actually the name of the song we bring you today, from the forthcoming album, Photographs, from 22 year old Houston native Robert Ellis. This song sounds like stuff I played on the radio back in the 70’s at WHN, but with a candor that was not regarded as appropriate back then, when we still clothed things in as euphemistically as possible. Though we taped him solo, Robert Ellis & The Boys are playing to accolades, so catch them when you can. Photographs, hits the street on July 5th. We can’t wait to see what happens next. Here is “What’s In It For Me?” from the Music Fog Marathon at Threadgill’s in March.
-- Jessie Scott