I’m not sure that there has been a larger source of sadness in my life than the thought of one of my parents dying. I sure didn’t like typing that sentence. I remember how devastated I’d get every time they left me with a babysitter because I was so afraid it was the last time I’d see them. That fear had receded a little further into my mind in recent
I am grateful to say that everything has gone smoothly and things are getting back to normal, I know not everyone is as lucky. To celebrate, we went and got family tattoos, mine (pictured above) is the Motto from Mother’s song and is a template of her handwriting.
I hope you enjoy it, take some time to breathe, donate, and CHOOSE JOY!
*Orange Slices is under the wrong artist on Spotify.
Everybody always says “this is the most important election ever.” But I’ve never said it. So…THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVER. We have a choice right now to continue down a path of endless fear and disregard for equality, or we can choose to love and treat each other the way we always talk about treating everyone but have never fully followed through on. I choose option #2, and the first step towards that is VOTING. Voting for good people. They’re out there. We deserve better. But only if we vote.
For Chicagoans, go to ChicagoVotes.com/vote for everything you need to make a decision.
Hello. My name is Wallace. Before you ask, I am 6’9”, Yes, I play basketball, but only recreationally. And our weather is the same weather. My interests include pondering why we are hurdling through the nothingness (or the very much somethingness?) of space on a rock for seemingly no reason, transcribing those thoughts and feelings into song form, and then recording those songs for other confused “humans” to help them cope with and celebrate the absurdities, extremes, and monotonies that we encounter on a daily basis. If something happens in day to day life and makes me feel a thing, then I’ll probably write about it, If you’re talking to me and say something like “strong opinions, weakly held,” I’m probably going to write that phrase down in my phone and use it in a song later. And if we’re still talking, but it seems like I spaced out, the first verse is done.
I’m trying to experience as much of the joy and bittersweet wonder (pain) that life has to offer in my time here, make some music, and generally abide by a few basic principles:
- Do what makes you feel good (Within Reason)
- Be kind to others (As in, if the thing that makes you feel good makes another person feel not good, then don’t do the thing)
If that sounds like you, then come on over! Even if it doesn’t, I’d love to talk. There’s new music to listen to, plenty of applesauce, and the pizza JUST GOT HERE.