You would not believe what has happened over the last couple of days!
Boy…does our saga continue.
The guys from Shreveport, that is John Perkins and Scott Floyd Crain came up to shoot some film for the Nashville Wild Child documentary.
It’s a rags to riches to gutter and then redemption life thus far story of my man Vernon Rust.
He’s the hottest songwriter in Nashville right now, with 6 cuts from a variety of recording artists namely; Scotty McCreery, David Nail, The Oak Ridge boys and new comer John Damian.
PLUS…he recorded and released an extremely spiritually inspired ‘A lot more Jesus’ with a group of the most amazing artists I have ever had the joy to meet…
Funny thing though…it doesn’t mean jack right now, as those kind of credits take a good 3-4 months to trickle back to the real man behind the freakin’ great tune that you just can’t get outta your head!!!!!!!!!
Filming went really well in the shadow and setting sun of the Parthenon…
Vernon and I were a wee bit anxious as we’re not crazy about being portrayed in our current homeless state.
We slept in the car that night when some thing disastrous happened…Old Bessies heating motor went out.
It was so cold in the car we wound up driving around the corner to Southern Hills hospital at 5am and sat cold protest in the ER waiting room.
Now the night shift are one heck of an easy going bunch and they put the telly on for us & gave us hot coffee, crackers, etc….how sweet!
The next day felt quite dire.
With dwindling funds, (the dollar goes absolutely no where these days, neither does the pound, the euro, etc, etc) we were really worried about the night ahead.
Temperatures were dropping fast making the thought of lasting the night in a cold car more and more dicey.
Then Vernon produced a card from a really cool musician dude we had met briefly while on our pilgrimage down to Montgomery, Al and recording ‘A lot more Jesus’.
Something had told Vernon to hang on to that card. It had not even made its way in to his wallet.
To top it all, add insult to injury…the driver’s side window powered down and stuck…and stuck fast!
Just what we needed, a nice open window for the 20 degree weather we were facing.
Enter ‘Cowboy’ Eddie Long…a veritable angel and THE hostess with the mostest.
He completely took us under his wings and got us in to a room in a motel near his home in Lebanon, TN.
Not only that but he entertained us at his place, made sure we were fed and watered, like only a true cowboy would…
On top of such wonderful hospitality he also hooked us up with two of the coolest motor mechanics….Elisha and Joe of E&J auto repair (615)347-8358….
They come HIGHLY recommende and spent the afternoon putting in a new heating motor and trying to fix the window.
The heater was a success, alas the window not.
So we taped it up good and proper with plastic…talk about a hillbilly ride!
And then it’s back to Nashville, and straight to the library before I would have serious internet withdrawal or writers cramp….
And to defy any logic to recent event…Guess what happened? Old Bessie’s radio came on good and loud with some pretty solid speaker action…
That’s one possessed car…
and it’s chock full of angels…