Skitter On Take Off allows Vic Chesnutt to create his most dramatic album yet, recording devastating songs like Rips in the Fabric and Dick Cheney live with no overdubs. This album becomes a unique addition to his history, and allows the singer songwriter the chance to collaborate with an important influence. I m honored to work with Jonathan Richman. Over the years he s taken me under his wing and mentored me in a very meaningful way, truly shaping me into the songwriter and performer I am today. And it is an ongoing process. Chesnutt and Richman s work together is one for the ages.