Monday, we had the privilege of visiting with some of the guys from Train. They arrived here at the farm around 12:30 in the afternoon and Daniel took them on a tour. Then they stayed for dinner. It was a blast. What a life they lead! Pat told us some stories of crazy things that have happened on the road. But mostly, he just asked question after question about the farm and clean, local food.
Pat Monahan, Jerry – the guitarist and pianist, and Pergo – Pat’s assistant were here. Pat is a huge fan of Polyface. He saw Food, Inc several years ago and has been following Polyface ever since.
I had the opportunity to sit down with them for a little while before dinner. So without making it seem like I was peppering them with questions, I asked them: “How do you balance your private life with being famous?”
Pat: “I don’t have to. The kind of fans that we have aren’t that type. They’re great and easy going.” (this is paraphrased, because I didn’t write it all down, but this is the drift.
Pretty amazing, huh? I would have thought that privacy would be a real issue with as popular as these guys are. Guess not. 🙂
Something else really cool that I learned. Pat writes all of their songs. Sometimes he co-writes with other people, but he is involved in the making and lyrics of every single one! What talent!
Here’s a video of Pat singing “Soul Sister.”