Previously posted: The Tallest Man on Earth
Starr has declared that this is the summer that she will become an adult. I didn’t say anything, but listened to her musings.
She figures that she needs to become an adult before graduating from college. Before embarking on her career path and then possibly going to graduate school. Not to mention having a family.
How do you become an adult? According to Starr, you look at each decision that you make and consider “what would be the adult choice here?” before making a decision. From clothing purchases–will this outfit be appropriate for work?, to decorations–is this an item that I might want in my future home?, financial decisions and personal choices.
She figures that after a few months, the adult thing will have kicked in and she will be well on her way to an awesome future.
I know that we were just chatting and that she was just looking forward to graduating and getting her life on track, but it made me smile. I don’t remember ever having those thoughts.
Just as soon as I said that I didn’t have an mp3 for The Tallest Man on Earth, I run across one! So I thought I would share it today:
Swedish native, Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth: I will be the first to admit that his voice immediately stepped all over my nerves. But then I couldn’t stop listening. It seeped into cracks I didn’t know existed.
I don’t have any mp3s to share, but I found these videos. I am in love with the first one, the song, the music store, the owner of the shop. All of it combines into something pretty amazing. I have watched it more times than I care to admit.
One catch: after soundcheck the day before, Tallest Man’s guitars were locked inside the NYC music venue, Town Hall, where he’d be playing later that night with Bon Iver. Solution: we’d have to shoot somewhere with a decent supply of guitars that he might borrow. A fan of music of all kinds, Jeff, the awesome, museum-quality proprietor of the legendary Music Inn on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village was happy to oblige.
This second video is longer and has three songs including the one above, but I like it very much…and have just stumbled onto NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. Why didn’t anyone tell me that this kind of awesomeness was going on??
The Tallest Man on Earth NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
I Won’t be Found, The Gardener, Pistol Dreams