Seemingly unnaturally bound to an almost comically ignorant lover the story of Tin Spurs would start unraveling itself to me like Orpheus’ melodies echoing back from a once true and vibrant love of life and those I had shared it with.
Listen to the album while reading the text.
This story is a flight of fancy and the catastrophic beauty it created in its’ wake.
A Beginning in Los Angeles
Once an all too proud yuppie “D-bag,” myself, turned to a partying lifestyle as a means to facilitate some unknown progression for my life as I worked for a HBO Production as an editorial production assistant in the West Los Angeles area.
Mixing working days with debaucherous nights doubled by caring for a younger emotionally scarred lover who would always test my limits at home. We both were interested in the other for what the other had to offer. He needed a place to stay and a car to get around. And I needed change and what better way to change than through saving someone!
I saw him as a mirror of myself. Offering him guidance and fraternity was either going to be the desired change I had hoped to facilitate in two ways. It would either be a graceful change or a chaotic change.
My balance would be thrown off by the season concluded with HBO and I would walk away from my editorial assistant position to seek experience and guidance elsewhere.
From Texas back to California
I traveled the US until landing in Texas until 2015 where I began to record the albums that are now “tired Liar” and “Applicable introspective.” All the while only mildly believing in the direction my choices had led me I always kept an underlining happiness to work and an underlining happiness to play.
After picking up a drug charge and absconding to California where I would be a vagabond with my guitar and squatters rights which didn’t take me further than the trust I had in my past lovers and the system. When I lost my guitar, I had nothing, so I got a job and bought a guitar which was cheap. And so when I left LA, I left the guitar with another vagabond.
Landing in Portland
Eventually, after moving to Portland, Oregon, I would sell some paintings to my brother for a gift certificate to Amazon where I procured my next new K-tone which I used for most of the Tin Spurs albums.
So much more to say but I love you if you hear me will have to do for now;
Tyler J. Binkley, Tin Spurs