Here we go...

So I can post a blog as part of this site. Yay. Here we go...

I'm going to answer the question "What inspired you to write Christine?" which has been asked by nobody, ever. (I figure that's what a blog is for.)

In the early '80s I was living in Austin, TX, and went through a big Stephen King phase. In case you don't know me, I read a lot. I mean, A LOT. Back then it was Stephen King, among many other authors. I liked what books of his I'd read at that point, and then I read "Christine." More than once. Really liked that one.

I liked it so much, in fact, that it wormed its way into my imagination and gave me very little peace until I wrote the song. If you're not familiar with the story, it's mostly told from the perspective of the best high school friend of the kid who actually owned the car. My imagination wondered what the kid himself, Arnie, would have to say about owning a possessed '58 Plymouth Fury, and lo, my lyrics began to flow.

This version is my reimagining of the original composition which was realized by Shelli Miller, Don Fawn, and Colton Smith who, along with yours truly, made up the Austin-based band Paramour. And now you know about as much as you did before you started reading. Thanks for that.

See you next time.

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