“And now, here I am, humbled before you dear readers, begging your attention from such things as reality television and Wendy’s bacon cheeseburgers so that you might notice my rock band. Yes, my rock band. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I, Neko Case, could be part of something so grand. I have become equal parts truck driver, gladiator, and mule. It has been no bed of roses, and clean gas station toilets are few and far between, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
–Neko Case, country-rock chantoozie, from her webpage. I stumbled over this one by accident just now while looking up the name of her 2009 album, “Middle Cyclone.” I like the “truck driver, gladiator, and mule” line.