I've spent probably a good hour of my life now trying to figure out what drone boots are. You mention them in the song Black T-Shirt. I'd love some insight!
In my high school in southern Maine the two most prominent social groups were the Jocks and the Drones. Everyone knows who the jocks are; "drones" was the name given to the kids who partied at the local gravel pit, made hot rods in shop class and smoked in the bathroom. Part of their required attire, along with jeans and flannel shirts, was a good pair of "drone boots" - suede hiking boots with black Vibram soles which made wonderfully permanent marks on the polished tile floors of the school hallways. I believe they are banned now. I always assumed it was a New England term, but I've learned since recording the song that it seems to be unique to my little town.
Not a question. Wanted to say thanks for playing my song (Don't Tell Me) tonight at the Freight and Salvage. What a fantastic show!Slaid Cleaves responded on 11/20/2013 Next question
I was wondering how you happened to write the song, "Below"? I have family from Flagstaff. I find the song very powerful. My grandmother, was born around the time the town was told, and grew up in the town, married and had children, all knowing that the town was going to be gone.
So I was just wondering about the song.