Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of Lost Dog Street Band’s Benjamin Tod’s “Sorry for the Things.” This song is part of Tod’s upcoming album, A Heart Of Gold Is Hard To Find, due out November 18th on Anti-Corporate Music. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering/Anti-Corp label headquarters.
This video is by GemsOnVHS. Beginning with Tod describing his motivation for writing the song, the video captures Tod’s chilling vocals as he delivers the message that we should try to do better.
I wrote “Sorry For The Things” about ten years ago and it almost got lost in a haphazard pile of songs written on napkins and record sleeves. This song has been a running joke with me and my sound engineer Dan Emery because I recorded it for at least five different albums and it never made the final cut. My wife Ashley and I went a few of years getting by on less than $400 bucks a month living on the streets, in ratty vehicles, and off-grid shanties. We played music on the streets, did migrant work and a few things that the statute of limitations forbids me to say. “Sorry For The Things” encapsulated those times and the hardships we lived through.
It’s shocking how long I continued drinking when I listen to it. It’s obvious that even back then I understood how badly my addictions were affecting my life, yet it would be almost a decade before I really tried to get sober. I am thankful for the grace she has for me still. I have not been an easy person to love. —￼ Benjamin Tod
Find out more here: https://www.benjamintodmusic.com