Nine Volt Heart started life as the cigarette-box size transistor radio, built from a kit with my brother’s help, that played tinny songs while I hung from a ladder picking cherries in Oregon. It might still be playing the The Witch by the Sonics.
Then it became an extremely emotive song from Dave Alvin and Rod Hodges, recorded on Alvin’s Ashgrove.
The tinny-radio life evolved to be Nine Volt Heart as a light-suspense serio-comedic novel (by me).
This year, the Nine Volt Heart band appeared.
There’s still the tinny radio, playing Louie, Louie, the Searchers, Pretty Woman…
Do You Want to Know a Secret? You Really Got Me.