SINKHOLE: “When everything is wrong; I keep my head in a song.” Seems about right for a life credo, no?”Sinkhole” is one of those songs built around a guitar riff that had been banging around in my head for a while. I love the guitar tones (Gibson 335/Mick and Gibson SG/John) and the three distinct rhythmic patterns that make up the song. Lyrically… I’ve always been fascinated by sinkholes. I remember when I was a kid, my dad and I went over to my Grandmom’s house in Trenton. Inexplicably, a big hole in the ground appeared in her backyard. My dad and I had to fill it (mostly my dad if I remember right). My grandmom lived in a row house, so we had to haul the filler dirt through her house (no other access to the yard). Amazing to think the earth can just randomally open up and swallow us – terrifying really. Good material for a song in my opinion. “Under the green grass; there is a sinkhole…” Ahhh! – Mick


from Three Nights (2010), released May 1, 2010


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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

With a name borrowed from a Jack London short story, an indie rock work ethic, and a penchant for melody, harmony, and heart- in-your-mouth-foot-on-your-sleeve lyrics The Successful Failures burst onto the scene out of the NJ pinelands in 2006. TSF has released 5 full length CDs full of songs about vikings, armadillos, old cars, murder, prison, fences, and girls. ... more

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