#554 Mark Olson – Cherry Thieves


This is Mark Olson, founding member of the Jayhawks, and he’s making beautiful music just for you. Of the track ‘Cherry Thieves’ he says: “Here is quite a bit of ancient water stored under the granite rocks in Joshua Tree. I planted some cherry and apricot trees. I ran the irrigation lines and keep it going on batteries. They have fruit pretty much every year. One day I walk into the orchard and there was a ladder I did not recognise. Just when I was getting used to that a pick-up pulled up and someone started to come out to get the ladder. I shouted ‘woe partner’ and they took off. I chased them down the road in my pick-up. It was like a bad movie. They had stolen all the cherries and forgotten their ladder.”