The death of David Enloe has me reminiscing a bit over the music I enjoyed in college and the years immediately afterward. One band I liked even more than Enloe’s Fabulous Knobs and The Woods was The Right Profile. They got signed by Arista but never released an album for the label. The band’s keyboard player, Stephen J. Dubner, went on to become a New York Times writer and, later, co-author with Steven D. Levitt of the bestseller “Freakonomics.” Its guitarist, Jeffrey Dean Foster, has remained in the music biz although nowadays he earns a living primarily by painting houses, apparently.
Somewhere at home I have a copy of a demo cassette they gave me a long time ago. On one song on it, “Infatuation,” Dubner sang lead. On another, perhaps my favorite, “God’s Little Acre,” Foster sang lead. And here’s another favorite, “‘Til the Sky Turns Black,” which, if I remember right, was supposed to appear on the soundtrack of a film called “Blue Ridge.” It doesn’t look like the film ever got made.
UPDATE: Oops. I meant to credit the Dalai Mama for the song links. Sorry about that.