Russ Yuly


It All Begins With an RV...

Russ Yuly stopped by our van to tell us about the worst day of his life. We were happy to turn on the mics and listen in while he wove his yarn through our brains and into our hearts. This type of encounter is exactly what we had in mind when we set out to meet interesting people and share their stories with anyone willing to listen to them. Welcome to Monkey Tooth!

This episode resonates deeply for us.  As you may know, we lived in an RV for the last 3 1/2 years. We recently sold that RV to some friends and neighbors. Since selling it, a massive water leak was discovered, and upon further inspection, it turns out the leak ruined a substantial amount of the sub-floor! As you can imagine, this has been upsetting to our friends who bought the RV from us, and has been deeply unsettling to us, as we would never have sold the thing if we had known about the leak and water damage. This saga is ongoing, and will require quite a bit of expense on our part, and no small amount of inconvenience to our friends.

As we listened to Russ tell his tale (trying desperately to ignore the mid-level anxiety of our own lingering troubles), we were reminded - everything is temporary and if you live through it you win!

I think we will all live through the ordeal of our old RV. We are supremely glad to have lived long enough to meet this sweet character.  Thanks for the reminder, Russ!

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Fats Domino - I'm Walkin'

Cliff Carslile - Ash Can Blues

Blind Willie McTell - Broke Down Engine Blues

Django Reinhardt - Solid Old Man

Johnny Cash - We'll Meet Again

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