What's Neil Young say? "Numbers add up to nothing."
Maybe for Neil. And I guess for The Little Wretches, too. Who knows? People sitting and listening when you play, that's real. People buying tickets, buying merchandise, waiting to talk to you after the set, that's real.
Charts numbers? Numbers of streams. Numbers of plays. Is any of that legit? I don't know.
But our songs spent a good number of weeks in the Top 20 and cracked the Top 10 on the Fan-Voted Roots Chart, so much so that ALL OF MY FRIENDS came it at #32 for the entire year.
There's a lot of music out there. That anybody listens at all is kind of a miracle. If I may corrupt my own lyrics, let's just say, "If it all amounts to nothing, well... At least, we made the list."
Thank you to anyone who took the time to cast a vote for The Little Wretches. Thanks to the folks who organize and compile the charts. Thank you for a pretty good 2021.