Pennington said, "This is my little sister
Mary Beth Pennington in my bedroom in 1981 (she was
3 and I was 14). She is wearing my homemade DEVO helmet,
and is singing along to Devo into a toy mic. The last
photo is a crowd shot from the 11/16/09 Devo show
at 9:30 Club in Washington DC. On the front row you
will see me in the blue jacket and red shirt, and
my sister next to me wearing the turquoise blouse.
Twenty-eight years after the first photo was taken,
she was finally able to see one of her earliest inspirations.
A little Spud comes full circle. I've
been a Devo fan since '78 and have purchased everything
they have released throughout the years. The helmet
being worn by my little sister in the '81 photo was
something I made in early '80 using an old football
helmet. I still own it and it resides in a place of
honor on a shelf in my record room."
by Jim Pennington
Bastian, VA - 2009