Aniko Somogyi

Aniko Somogyi

Aniko Somogyi

As an adult survivor of chronic physical and at times life threatening child abuse, I am very pleased and grateful to Si for putting this project together in order to benefit charities for abused children. If it were not for the compassion and help from others outside of my family I don’t know if I would have made it through. Thank you Si and all the contributors for this special project.

My husband Eric “Cruize” Henderson and I are in the beginning of our journey to build a summer music camp especially for abused children to be named Littlestock. As a battered child I was saved by compassionate adults, the love of animals, music, laughter and nature. This is what we hope to provide to the children at our camp who have to cross through the great abyss of the psychological devastation of severe child abuse. In the next Bruce Hornsby cover project we hope to report excellent progress in the building of Littlestock.

“Talk of the Town” appeals to me due to the small mindedness of many of the people in the ethnic community I grew up in. My parents were European immigrants who were very racist. At the age of twenty my mother saw me driving in my car with a black friend. She told my father whose response was to literally beat me into psychosis. Therefore the lyric “having fits” is a very personal lyric for me.

I want to thank my husband for the arrangement and performance of the music. I also thank mw4man for his drumming and MoonMix Studios for mastering the song.

Other examples of our music can be heard at http://moonjams.com/