It’s that time again… it’s LETTERS FROM THE ROAD, our guest post series where we invite musicians we adore to take over and write whatever they like. 2 rules: it has to be in the form of a letter, it has to have something to do with music. This week’s LETTERS FROM THE ROAD guest author is a dear friend and wonderful singer-songwriter, Decker Sachse:

Dear Mr. T,

Not you “pity the fool”, super-badass, A-Team Mr. T…. I’m talking to the other Mr. T… .Mr. Townsend, my music teacher from Barnard Elementary. Not that you weren’t a bad-ass in your own right; you were equally as scary as the guy that beat up Rocky.

I know it was 1983 and you’ve heard plenty of struggling voices since then but maybe you’ll remember me. I was the kid in your choir with the chili-bowl haircut, who you liked to refer to as “a lost gosling in the high weeds.” I think that was a reference to the way I would streeeeeeetch my neck, trying to find my voice. The notes often escaped me and I thought that if I craned my head out, as high as possible, I might reach those notes, find my way out of the weeds, and maybe you wouldn’t tell me how I looked like a baby goose in front of twenty other 4th graders []


A Triple-A radio programming veteran, Kate has served as Music Director of the Loft at XM, Midday Host at WYEP, Evening Host at both WNCS and WUIN, as well as Content Supervisor for Pump Audio. Currently, she’s the CEO of Outlandos Music, a new-music discovery service for grown-ups. Kate has been nationally recognized for her ardent presentation of music and her ability to champion talented, compelling artists.

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