As I was finishing my strengths development paper tonight, an old favorite song came through my itune shuffle. It was â€œThe Prize Fighterâ€ by The Velvet Teen. The Velvet Teen was my favorite local emo band. If you ask Marta, I dragged her to so many emo shows. What made The Velvet Teen so much fun to see live was our good friend Logan Whitehurst, the drummer. Marta and I went to Sonoma State with him. He was in my one of my core seminar classes. The last time I saw him perform with the band was back in February 2004 in a small club in San Francisco. Some time later I heard he found a brain tumor and was taking a break from the band.
After finishing my paper, I decided to go on YouTube and see if I could find a Velvet Teen video. Sure enough, â€œThe Prize Fighterâ€ popped up. As I read the latest comments, I notice someone leave this comment, â€œThe original drummer (Logan Whitehurst) died of brain cancer and the bass guitarist/back-up vocalist (Joshua Staples) left to work on another project (The New Trust)…â€ Â I searched some more to find he died December 3rd, 2006.
Just like that, a song took me back in time AND woke me out of my state of daily life.
I hope you enjoy the video. Itâ€™s a great song with an amazing, talented person.