We Might Be Giants

It’s easy to get bogged down with all the troubles of the modern world. I feel like it’s more important than ever to take a step back, and get some perspective on which issue (singular) to tackle first. I also feel like children may have mastered this far better than any adult.

I was on a bus recently, and overheard a young girl say to her mother (with no sense of irony, because she was too young to understand the concept of irony) “What if we’re giants and everyone else is small? How will we play together?” All the troubles and tensions of the world, and that’s the one existential crisis keeping her up at night, and I happen to think that’s beautiful.

That problem can be easily tackled. That’s an issue I can actually solve with a single post of Facebook. I can log on right now and type the words “We are not giants. Everyone can safely play together.” Problem solved. Crisis averted. Insert jazz hands.

(listen at https://soundcloud.com/yourfaultforlistening/pankow)

You’re Making Me Old

I recently performed at a house party of young, slender, sparkly people. It was like a vampire prom after party. Within minutes of my arrival, I met people named Stone and Ethan. I assume there was a Hunter and Alexis somewhere in the glamour crowd.

Stone and Ethan regaled me with tales of the three months they ran a vape business and made a quarter million dollars, allowing them to spend the past year traveling abroad. During that same span of time, I’ve had panic attacks every time I travel from my sofa bed to my front door.

What I’m saying is, I don’t hate Millennials, but your beautiful Hollister ad lifestyles are making me old.

(listen at http://www.soundcloud.com/yourfaultforlistening/lundy)