Soundtrack for Apollo 11 50th anniversary festivities!
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Is this debauch how your story begins?
Flashback to your secret origin?
I first met Ostrich Boy in Earwax, a cafe, late of Wicker Park, Chicago, permanently closed per the internet. A 2011 post on Chicago Parent provides a glimpse into the past. Of course, I remember it differently: two panels, suggesting strange, transformational sequence. A few fragments of music related language come back to me again and again when songwriting. In this case, I think of the endearing and resonant fine print in the bottom right corner of the back of the jacket of Savvy Show Stoppers: “All songs based on the true life story of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet except where hats are tipped!” Ostrich Boy is a person in the neighborhood you keep seeing and evolve stories about.
Spring is here, and the birds are back. At first, their point appears simplistic, almost to the point of provocation: a giant sign that says “TREE” is not the tree itself!