Song of the Day: Eric Peters


To close out an evening of great music at last night’s Square Peg show here in Nashville, Eric Peters was joined by the entire peggish ensemble for the performance of this song. Even the audience got involved which means that I was in the back row singing, a rare and terrible occurrence. I suppose you could say that Eric Peters makes me want to sing. Didn’t Stryper sing a song that went something like that?

The song is called “The Storm.”


Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. LauraP

    What a nice surprise to see one of my favorite songs featured as “Song of the Day” this morning! If any of you don’t already have this album, you should absolutely buy it today. It’s wicked good.

  2. S. D. Smith


    I am wearing my EP shirt right now (one of them). He completes me.

    I can’t wait for ASP’s band’s follow up album, Back Row Belting: Rare and Terrible.

    I loved Fiddling with Guns.

  3. Rob

    Okay, I just checked it out and it was awesome…and a little awkward. I think I actually shoplifted a Stryper tape (along with some Idol Cure selections) from the Christian bookstore back in junior high. That’s pretty bad, huh?

  4. Aaron Roughton

    Eric, this is a fantastic song. Does this album have You Can Be Yourself on it? I got that song with the Square Peg Sampler a while back and have wanted the album ever since.

    Smith, I’m going to hire Back Row Belting to do the soundtrack for the movie version of my book, Restrained In The Narthex, which, by the way, is skipping the book phase as well as the theatrical release phase and video rental phase and going straight to the gently used 50% off DVD rack for release. It’s an innovative marketing technique I’ve developed for books that never existed.

    And believe me Pete, Russ Ramsey TOTALLY appreciated the Stryper link. Maybe not the seductive looks, tight pants, or creepy “worship” dancing, but definitely the hair. He loved the hair.

  5. Eric Peters

    Aaron, yes this song is on Scarce, the album that includes “You Can Be Yourself.”

    Stryper rulz. As does Russ Ramsey.

  6. Jonathan Rogers

    Wait a minute, EP…how can Stryper and Russ Ramsey BOTH rule? Have they formed a coalition government of some kind? A power-sharing arrangement? The last thing I want to see is a power struggle between Russ Ramsey and Stryper.

    Come to think of it, this could be an interesting Rabbit Room discussion question: if there were a power struggle/cage match between Russ Ramsey and Stryper, who do you think would win?

  7. Aaron Roughton

    I am giddy with excitement at the thought of a Hutchmoot pay per view main event featuring an epic power struggle between Russ Ramsey and Stryper. Giddy I tell you.

  8. Eric Peters

    This song of the day is “The Storm.” This post has completely derailed, but for good cause.

    Here’s the deal: If Russ named his 80’s hairdo “The Storm”, and his & Stryper’s respective hairdos were pitted against one another in a cage match royale (sure, pay-per-view, $49.95), who would win? Epic, indeed. As with all things, the battle is not of Man, but between the tapestries adorning their skulls, in this case, surreal hair.

  9. Russ Ramsey


    Why is there even a question here? I would win. And you know what, you can tell the Sweet boys to meet me out behind the Hutchmoot at 3:00PM, and I’ll take care of this right then and there. Tell them they can bring Oz and Tim too.

    And Eric, if others were to name my awesome hair from the 80’s “The Storm,” I could accept that.

    Truth be told, I am generally not much of a fanboy– meaning if I got to meet, say, Peter Jackson in person, I’d be relatively underwhelmed. But if I found myself in the same room with the guys from Stryper, I’d probably need a paper bag to breathe in to. They brought it all together for me in the 80’s– faith, hair, dueling guitar solos, spandex, color schemes, and a good excuse to watch MTV (from back when they played music videos.)

  10. Aaron Roughton

    Point taken. My apologies to Mr. Ramm-Z and The Storm for the misspelling. And to Eric Peters for the general direction this song of the day post has taken. And to my officemate for laughing out loud at comments such as “the tapestries adorning their skulls” and “meet me out behind the Hutchmoot.”

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