Elwood H. Smith
September 2010

Today, I was motivated to dig around in my computer for an old Elwood photo from back in my Michigan City/Michiana Shores days. This photo was taken in the early 70s, when I shared a studio with my old pal, Slug Signorino and played guitar in a pretty good old-timey band called Sugarfoot. Check out the haircuts! Yow!

I wish I still had that lovely vintage Washburn guitar. It had wonderful painted pinstripe-style floral designs on the top. I've let a lot of great axes and amps slip away from my fickle fingers over the years. Doug Rice, the guy with the mandolin, owned a vintage instrument music store in South Bend (where the other band members lived) and I bought some nice stuff from him. He'd also let my use various guitars (vintage resonator guitars, banjo-guitars, a nifty old resonator mandolin) on gigs, which was a lot of fun.
I Am Time
My song, I Am Time performed by John Platania is featured on the Franciscanized World website.

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John Platania's comments about the song:

When Elwood Smith presented “I Am Time” to me, the song was in a very simple state – voice & guitar. Upon my initial listen through, my focus went to the lyric. I was impressed by the their “anthemic” quality.

And that’s how I approached my arrangement for the song. I tried to insure that I didn’t get musically bombastic as “rock anthems” tend to become. I wanted to insure that the song didn’t come off as “high minded” while still maintaining a reverence for what I felt was Elwood’s “spiritual’ intent.

I think I can speak for Elwood when I say we’re honored that “I Am Time” was chosen to be featured as the song of the month at the ‘Franciscanized World’s website.
John and me working on a song.

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