Maybe you haven’t heard of Mike Stinson, but you probably know some of his work: Dwight Yoakam’s recording of the Stinson song “The Late Great Golden State” was a highlight of his 2003 set Population Me. After making a name for himself on the Southern California scene, Stinson relocated to Texas earlier this year. As if to artfully represent his own upcoming (at the time) relocation, here he performs a song about California against a backdrop of the Texas flag. Probably not planned… it’s just that there are Texas flags hanging all over Texas, so it’s impossible to take a picture or video within the state that doesn’t somehow include one. Crazy Texans.
Anyway, enjoy the song. By the way, that’s Dave Gleason (Myspace) with the hot electric guitar.