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I woke up from a dream early on the morning of what would have been Fred Drake's 45th birthday, the first one after his death, with this song completely written. In the dream, I was trying to play the old Lennon-McCartney song "World Without Love" for Fred on guitar, but I couldn't get past the first few lines. The song became this one, and when I woke up the sun was rising outside my wondow, and pouring through some orange curtains that were tacked up there.It didn't seem like a song I could have written. It felt more like Fred brought it to me for his birthday, from the Other World. I quickly drove into the Monument, as we called it (Joshua Tree National Park) and played the song for Elia's video recorder at the adobe ruins of Ryan's campground, with our dog, Negra, and an orange, so I wouldn't forget it.


from Deserted Sessions - Rancho de la Luna - 1995​-​2004, released April 25, 2018
Orange Sunshine (Ted Quinn) - Originally released on the album, "Help Wanted" (2003)


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Ted aka Teddy Quinn, a singer, songwriter, artist, activist, journalist in Joshua Tree, California, helped foster the burgeoning Hi Desert Music community at places like Beatnik Cafe, Joshua Tree Saloon, Pappy & Harriets, Radio Free Joshua Tree & Rancho de la Luna, since the early 90s, helping to define the sound associated with this Bohemian outpost in the Mojave. TBA: An autobiodocart film! ... more

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