Flathead II: Something to Be Done
Flathead’s website (get it there)
When I came to Harvard Square in 1990 this dude was always busking outside the Store 24 (which has been like three things since then) on the corner of Church St and Mass Ave. I dug his good guitar playing and I’d watch him for a while. I was 17. He did lots of covers of classic rock songs, including a super soulful and distinctive version of the Doobie Brothers’ “Without Love”. One time I asked him to play a Donovan song, and he was visibly annoyed, and played the beginning of “Colours”, ending when he sang “Green is the colour of my true love’s teeth”.