I love a lot of his songs, but the one that gave me chills of delight when I first heard it is The Blue GrassHopper. It tells the story about the ants and the grasshopper. You know in the traditional story, the grasshopper sits around all summer playing music, while the ants work their antennae off. Come winter, the ants are eating and the grasshopper starves to death. It's a Puritanical fable designed to make sure that your children are not slackers.
|I very much like his sartorial display! Esp. the hat!|
This story, in its very simple way, reinforces that art is work, not play, that the work of artists has value, and that in our life the metaphysical is as important as the physical. Yes, you have to eat to live, but if that's all that you are doing, is it really living? All in a 4 minute hip hop song.
Chills, I tell you.
He's got other songs that I'm sure to feature in the future on EARWORM, but that's the one you should immediately go out and listen to. PRONTO.