It mostly happens to me with hobos playing the saxophone outside of hockey games (I’ve been to three different hockey arenas, each had their own hobo-with-a-saxophone … weird), but today Mac Lethal strikes me as this person. Mac, who has had modest success so far as an internet rap artist both with his own songs and covers of others, strikes me as an enormously passionate person.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think passion is fairly crucial to doing anything well, and I think passion is a good thing — provided it is in regards to something I am interested in. This is not to say that people who are passionate about things I’m not interested in are not good people, they can be, but imagine how tough it is to have a conversation with somebody when you’re like, “Yeah, God’s alright, I guess …” and then they’re all:
“No, you don’t understand! God is majestic, God is love, God is the Alpha and the Omega, God is in the flowers and the trees and the …” and you’re just like, “You know what? I’m just going to eat my lunch over there.”
Now this chap, Mac Lethal, and I happen to share an enormous dislike for the Westboro Baptist Church, which I respect. But if all we have is “Breakfast At Tiffanys” then, well, we don’t really have anything at all. So maybe don’t write a song about it.
Plus, whenever he admits that he sometimes texts while he drives, he does that little mouth burp thing like the Ginger kid from that one viral video. Watch and see, I think you’ll realize what I’m talking about. Otherwise, cool video, cool song, cool guy. I wish him all the best.