It's Kicking In
The Sahm Family Archives
The photos Shandon chose are few but heartfelt, and it was difficult to sit with him going over these; the pain of his father's death is still very fresh. Like his sister Dawn and brother Shawn, he adored his father and making music with him. From behind the scenes at the Armadillo to the carefree days of California, the photos make one thing clear: Doug Sahm loved his life as much as his family.
A friend in the Chronicle office told me that Doug had been in Waterloo Records about a month before he died, buying a Jackson Browne CD with the song "Everywhere I Go." He was talking about having the Tornados record it, and my friend pointed out the lyrics that now seem both appropriate and poignant.
"I hear your heart beating everywhere
When we're apart I can hear you there
I hear your heart beating everywhere
Everywhere I go."
We miss you, Doug.