Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Original Song Project: "God's Crooked Smile" The Itinerants

Hello - My name is Hollerin' Hank McCloskey and I would like to offer up a song to your listeners. We are The Itinerants, a two brother Pentacostal band out of Omanik Maod, Georgia. We are preachers in our rural church and we perform for our congregation while handling snakes.

The song we offer up is called God's Crooked Smile. It is about a godless killer with a split personality who is confronted with his horrendous crime and now looks to Jesus for redemption. Both myself and my brother, Jeremiah McCloskey, sing in this song -- each representing a different personality of our killer.

I hope your listeners will give us feedback and maybe join us on a Sunday at our Church. Thanks for your willingness to share our cautionary tale with your listeners. With respect and God's love, Hollerin' Hank.

[ed. note: I have changed some of the words and spellings from the original email, with permission from Mr. H. McCloskey.]


  1. Hank - Nice work. "I'm searching for a gold tooth in God's crooked smile." That's some fine piece of lyric, and I can almost see you inside His mouth. Good luck. What are you guys playing?

  2. Hollerin' HankNovember 4, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Jack -

    its a term we yous here in Omanik Maod and other parts when we say we looking for the good in sumping bad. I play banjo and Jeremiah he plays guitar. Mrs Kay is on Bass and and somone else is on piano.

    hears hollerin' at you.


  3. Impressive production. The voices are familiar, I'm sure I have met these brothers at some point along the way......I'm suspicious.

  4. I had the same reaction, Serene. Of course they are 'itinerant' so maybe I've heard them singing their special blend of apocalyptic worship somewhere on the road.

  5. jeremiah mccloskeyJune 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Dere Flip Side. We have another song we want to give to you. Its called Vauge Memries. Can we post it?

    Jeremiah McCloskey

  6. Hollerin' HankJune 15, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    This ones written by my brother mostly. Well what do ya think?

  7. I have met both McCloskey brothers (though, strangely, never at the same time).

    They never fail to send a chill up my spine...and this is a great example of why.