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Indispensable Gardening Skills

I'll Tend Your Garden

It took the four members of Soft Speaker the better part of the years 1930 and 1931 to complete the trek from New Mexico to Saskatoon on foot. Having just abandoned their floundering milk delivery service, money was tight. The roads in those days were treacherous and littered with scavengers. Never discouraged, they set forth with gusto! As luck would have it, they happened upon a tribe of underground-dwelling, humanoid creatures in Bonesteel, South Dakota, who kindly fed them various roots and starchy tubers (turnips, parsnips, radishes). The creatures referred to themselves as “gnomes,” and, being of a generally benevolent nature, taught the members of Soft Speaker indispensable gardening skills. Armed with this knowledge, the band set forth on their journey, stopping for periods of months at a time to set up underground camps for shelter and hidden gardens for sustenance. It is this portion of the band’s existence that enthusiasts believe inspired the song, “I’ll Tend Your Garden.”

When: Friday, November 12, 2010 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM CST
Where: The Hideout
1354 w. wabansia
Chicago IL 60622

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