From The Desk Of Hard Working Americans: Melita Osheowitz

HWALogoGonzo troubadour Todd Snider is the de facto leader of Hard Working Americans, a band that evolved out of his friendship with Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools. The group’s self-titled debut began as a collection of Snider’s favorite songs, many from past tourmates like country traditionalist Kieran Kane (“The Mountain Song”) and the Bottle Rockets’ Brian Henneman (“Welfare Music”). Two of the album’s most memorable tracks (“Another Train” and “I Don’t Have A Gun”) are credited to Will Kimbrough, who played in Snider’s ’90s backup band, the Nervous Wrecks. Snider and Schools will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on them.

Melita

Snider: she is an artist in our neighborhood who paints birds that drip and wear crowns
and she paints little birds on huge eggs and also beautiful nude people.
her work is shown at the art and invention gallery in east nashville
next to the idea hatchery, which is also cool.
this chick has been painting around here for ever and i have her work all over our house.
i always wonder what she thinks about when she does these things
and makes decisions about them. you should see pictures of her too man
she’s dark skinned and dark haired and all mysterious. i am obsessed with her actually
and i am going to find this woman and i am going to be her husband for the rest of my life.
i look everywhere for her … being with her is all i care about …
i actually look around my house for her. i know. i know … but i hate my meds.