When my father got out of the Air Force, he started his own refrigeration business. I might have been 12 and my brother 9 when one day he decided he wanted a new front wall at his shop. He tore the old one down — it was probably 16 feet high and 40 feet long. And he told us that this was going to be our gig over the summer. We were standing there thinking, There will never, ever, be a wall here again.
We went brick by brick for the entire summer and into winter and then back into spring. One day there was a wall there again. I know my dad had been planning this for a long time. He said, ‘Now, don’t you all ever tell me there’s something you can’t do.’ And he walked into the shop. The thing I connect to is: I do not have to build a perfect wall today.
I just have to lay a perfect brick. Just lay one brick, dude.
Say It Aint Kanye vs Submarine Warfare
DAPS’ Alum Damian Thomas, recently put together this neat little clip of Submarine Warfare set to a Kanye West/Weezer soundtrack. It’s all the art you need for your afternoon.
BTW, you should check out Damian’s new Tumblr blog, The Jump Cut Gazette.
Panic! at the Disco covering Bohemian Rhapsody is exactly what I needed today.