The weekend is upon us, and I just want to escape. Yes, you will find me daydreaming about the beach, the pool and other things as the weather warms. The days are growing longer and summer isn’t too far off. I am drawn back to the carefree days, when there was no responsibility...ahhhh. The precious time of exploration, before the bucket of cold water of real life wakes you to its harsh realities. Because, we are all still teenagers, at least in our minds. We just don’t seem to perceive the aging from behind our eyes.
The Silos have a new album that just came out last week. "Florizona is all about connecting the past with the wisdom of having lived through it,” says Walter Salas-Humara, chief songwriter and front man of the legendary band. This is the 10th studio release from The Silos, but if you count all of Walter’s recording projects, it numbers 20. The album tells universal stories of adolescence and beyond, from the perspective of someone who has moved through time and people. Florizona is dedicated to Drew Glackin, the long time Silos bassist and guitarist who passed away in 2008 as this album was being conceptualized. Here is “Teenage Prayer.”
- Jessie Scott