Today’s song is “Secret Santa” by Parker Longbough. Longbough the Anchorage, Alaska artist better known as Matthew Witthoeft created this track in response to the crime story of Josef F Boehm, Bambi Tyree, and Bill Allen.
Josef Boehm (61) was a millionaire founder of a large hardware store chain with locations across Alaska. In December of 2003 Anchorage police raided his Oceanview, Anchorage home to uncover a world of sex, drugs and underage girls. Boehm and his on and off girlfriend, Bambi Tyree (23), and two other men were charged with a conspiracy to give crack cocaine to girls as young as 13 in exchange for sex. Needless to say, this came as a shock to an Anchorage community that had viewed Boehm as a civic leader and philanthropist. Bill Allen, CEO of a large oilfield services was involved in the ring, and he ended up agreeing to wear a wire for the government in a corruption probe that jailed no less than 4 state legislators.
About Parker Longbough: In 2006, Commander Comatose, Parker Longbough’s first LP was released; Longbough’s mix of indie and electronic pop with lo-fi country was well received, with NPR saying, “Parker Longbough specializes in the sort of sparkling, decidedly urban-sounding guitar-pop commonly found in college towns. Throughout its songs, keyboards bubble under layered guitar lines and light, occasionally programmed beats.”
In June of 2017, Longbough released Bridges to Nowhere/Delirium in Lo fi. Longbough plans to release a new album, Left on Tri sometime early in 2018 that will include “Secret Santa” and eight other new tracks.