Monday, February 18, 2008

Ballad of a Coffin Man

Frank le Fou has a new song which he says was inspired by the strange and sad story of the 'coffin guy':

One day, a long time ago, Hans Scholze drove home from his job at an asbestos factory and immediately ushered his wife and young daughter out of their Beach home.

Martians, Scholze told his befuddled family, had chosen him as their representative on Earth, and the house was urgently needed for a high-level meeting of extraterrestrials.

That bizarre act some 30 years ago signalled the beginning of Scholze's downward spiral, which would eventually see him move into a mobile plywood box he parked for years under the Gardiner Expressway.

But now he has gone missing entirely.
Frank said he was so moved by the story that he wrote and recorded the song in an afternoon. Here it is:

"Ballad of a Coffin Man" by Frank le Fou


1 Comment:

Honey Pot said...

That was nice. I have been thinking about him ever since I read the story.