rljd spins a good yarn about a good dude’s really good song. Donate to the cause if you can. Your rewards will be magnificent.
Mikal kHill wrote this song in part about the fifteen hours he spent driving through the snow to rap with me, Shane Hall, Remind, and People With Teeth in Brooklyn this February.
He had just written an exam in the course he’s taking to upgrade his employability, after having been unceremoniously canned from his daytime office job right before Christmas.
Mikal has two kids. The baby boy is pre-verbal, but Emmy is like four or something (???) and loves to watch her dad play Super Meat Boy. She kind of won’t let him do anything else when he’s at home, I’ve seen it - it’s like a third job, if rapping is #2 and school is #1.
“Go get Bandage Girl, daddy! Go get her! She’s right there, just go get her! Daddy, why don’t you go get Bandage Girl she’s just right there?”
I hate to think that while he was taking time away from his family to make that drive and ultimately arrive just as the bulk of the audience skulked away at two in the morning, his family was missing him. I mean I’m glad he had a good show the next night in Worcester, but just knowing what I already know about that day and night makes that second verse really moving to me.
The kHills are good folks. Mikal is still not really graced with anything you might call an income, and as far as I know Laura kHill is taking care of the kids full time, so if you want to make their cup jingle a little… this track is free but allows for donations.
(Sorry to the kHills for any details I got wrong, or intentionally fudged to make them seem more sympathetic and worthy of love and support!)