Terry Ohms album - What Do You Mean, What Do I Mean?
1. I'm Not High or Nuthin'
2. Alone at Last
4 The Sherriff
5. Tanks in the Rainforest
6. Hey Kid
7. (We Made Love) All Night
8. Red Wine White Pants
9. My Girlfriend is Crazy
10 . Sade
11. My Bike is Fast
12. Buy You a Drink
13. I'm Into Entertainment
Against our better judgment, we journeyed deep inside the swamp where Terry Ohms
lives—climbing over used tires and old rattlesnake skins—just to ask him what, precisely,
did he mean by “What Do You Mean, What Do I mean?” Because it was after five o’clock
and Terry had given up speaking for the day, he scrawled out the following explanation in
playwrite mode on the back of a Holiday Inn napkin:
The setting is a young couple’s kitchen. She comes storming in with a DVD in her hand.
“You should know by now that I don’t like movies like that. Why would you rent this?
This is our only night of the week to lie on the couch and cuddle and watch a movie. I just
wanted it to mean something and I thought you did, too.”
He is at the toaster, waiting on a pop tart.
“Well, let me explain: I thought you would like this movie. It’s a tour de force that travels
through time and space, speculating where our society is heading and what might be in
store for us as a people. Billions of people’s lives hang in the balance. I mean, isn’t that
interesting to you at all? Or, is it enough for you to see movie after movie that follows the
same predictable touchy feely plot line; essentially affecting no one except two upwardly
mobile self absorbed Starbuckers in Manhattan?”
“What do you mean?”
“You know the old formula: Guy and girl fall in love, a misunderstanding drives them
apart, and they spend the rest of the movie searching for answers; heart broken and
hopeless until it’s revealed to one of them that what Jack Tripper said was taken
completely out of context. She thought he was talking about some other girl he was
involved with. But it turns out he was really talking about donuts. With this discovery,
they are free to live together happily ever after *if* she/he can get to the airport in time to
stop the other one from flying to London or Paris to take that job that he/she initially
turned down because of love. They kiss as the plane takes off in the background, they
eat some donuts, and the credits roll. Is that what you want in a movie every time?”
“What do you mean?”
The pop tart pops up burned and smoking a little.
With that, Terry Ohms—like a redneck Kurtz out in the darkness in the heart of Alabama—kindly
showed us the door. Which wasn’t a door after all, but a portal into journalist land, wherein we
determined that what Terry Ohms meant was that his music is a little different, a little twisted, but
totally relate-able. Terry Ohms’ “What Do You Mean, What Do I Mean” means exactly what you
think it means, and thank God that’s nothing that you expected.
“What do you mean, what do I mean!?”
Release Date: November 30, 2010