September 1999

Dear e-Fisherfolk:

September is upon us and it’s the time for all of us to learn new things.
Sometimes it feels like homework is an insidious plot to reeducate parents. Last year, Keith learned that the word “forte” is actually pronounced “fort” unless it is specifically talking about music. Of course, you sound like an absolute idiot when you say things like “Building a house is not my fort,” but at least you are a correct idiot and not some random fool. This year Keith has already learned that the word “rhyme” can also be spelled r-i-m-e and we’re not talking about “a rough, white icy covering deposited on trees.” NO SIR!! We’re talking about rime scheme, rimed, riming and even rimester. Scrabble players, take heed! We’re not kidding here. Look it up in a dictionary. You’ll be shocked. While you’re at it, you’ll also notice that a commonly used word, “gullible” is not really a word, as it cannot be found in the dictionary. Go ahead. Don’t take our word for it. Look it up.
Well, our biggest news is that our new CD, Closer To The Truth, is finished. At least our part of it is. It is now headed to the manufacturing plant and the release date has been established as October 26, 1999. The CD has 13 songs on it and if you think that’s unlucky, think of the 13 Original Colonies and what a good idea that was and you’ll be all right. 12 songs were written by Keith and Ezra and one song (The Sun and Moon and Stars) was written by Vince Bell. We’ve been playing his song for a long time and have always wanted to record it. Keith would like to mention that October 26 will be his Dad’s 77th birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad!
In looking over the calendar for the rest of the millennium, you will notice that we will be performing in 19 of the 50 United States. That’s a lot of traveling. You will also note that we are very daring kind of guys as we will be flying on January 1, 2000, to Lubbock, TX, the home town of Buddy Holly. Order your new CDs soon before they become collectors items.

Troutfully yours,
Keith and Ezra

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