Also, run, don't walk, please, and do hit it, it just might change your life. Cool? Awesome, thank you, all of you, though especially you Largehearted Boy, because you are most largehearted indeed. Excerpt? Word.
Side by Side/Dan Zanes
One final shout-out to the Dan Zanes, he of the crazed hair and
quasi-punk, folk, hipster tunes, which allows so many parents, this one
certainly, to feel even remotely alternadad or mom. I don't even know if
the boys even liked Dan Zanes when they were really little, but if
nothing else, we could always make them listen to him with minimal
fussing, while not feeling terrible about ourselves. All of which is to
say, that one day we went to see Dan Zanes at the Old Town Music School,
and Jon Langford, yes that one, from the Mekons and Waco Brothers, was
sitting next to us with his kid, and during the show Dan Zanes invited
him on stage to perform, and when he did, I looked at Myles all
wild-eyed, and like my dad before me, trying to make me care about
paintings or cows on the side on the road, or whatever he wanted me to
better appreciate, I said, "dude, fuck, wow, look, it's Jon Langford,
the Jon Langford, of the Mekons." To which he replied, "Who cares?"
Who cares? I do. And apparently way too much at that.