Old as the hills

Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of your special music issue [Sonic Boom, July 3] (http://www.readthehook.com/issues/0226). The roundtable discussion was a lot of fun. I really hope this kind of forum can continue in some capacity in the future.

I do want to clear up one erroneous piece of information perpetrated by my Civil War bandmate Jeff, before the flaming arrows are hurled and rioting starts. No, I'm not just turning 30. I'm freshly 43. (I've actually been playing in Charlottesville longer than some of my bandmates have been alive!)

Glad to get that off my chest!

Mike Johnson