Second Mile meltdown
Update: Several commenters have asked about where Buddy Mullins’ wife, Kerri, is in all this since she was the third member of the trio. I only know what I read, but I assume that whatever transpired amongst Mullins, Henderson, and Eleton, Kerri Mullins went the way of her husband. And just for grins and giggles, I’ll point you to my first post about Second Mile, for posterity’s sake. I guess time will tell if I was right or not to be skeptical about the group’s formation.
From reader WC comes a mass email from Donny Henderson, head honcho of the genre-bending group Second Mile. It’s one of those classic “talk around the problem and avoid the nasty issue at the heart of things” so it’s impossible to tell what really happened, but it doesn’t take the Great Carnac to divine that some kind of meltdown has pretty much obliterated Second Mile. Thus Henderson (I’m picking up somewhere in the middle of the email):
Second Mile will be undergoing some dramatic changes. The first of which is the addition of some new faces. Channing Eleton and Buddy Mullins will no longer be a part of my group, Second Mile. These guys are talented performers and will, I am sure, find a place where they can continue to use their gifts. If we lift up the name of Jesus, people will be drawn to Him. This has been the mission of Second Mile from the beginning, and I am sure that Channing and Buddy will adopt this philosophy in whatever they choose to do next.
Of course, with this transition will come some growing pains. I thank you in advance for your patience. We are not quite yet finished with the selection of our new team members but we hope to make an announcement about that very soon. Our board, along with my publishing administrator, producer, and co-writers are in the process of writing and selecting new material for Second Mile. Additionally, Second Mile will eventually be seeking an alternate form of transportation, as the bus and trailer that we have been traveling in is the property of Channing Eleton’s father and will no longer be available to us.
With all of that said, Second Mile, at least for the short term, will not be the main focus of my attention.
So Buddy and Channing are out, or were fired or quit, and Channing took his bus and trailer with. And somehow Second Mile is both looking for new talent and material and getting put on the back burner? Uhm, ok. I’m sure there’s much more going on here, but there’s a thou-protesth-too-much quality to Henderson’s soothing, even-keeled tone. I wouldn’t really advise anyone to actually do this, but there is something refreshing to Rabbit Easter approach to breaking the ties that bind.Email this Post