Music is the original gig economy, and the concerns of the musical underclass are shaped by America at large.
Willett and I spoke ahead of the show about finding his voice through a film, the band starting its own label, learning how to handle a lot of responsibilities, and keeping the music fresh.
"There will be some way for people to hear what I’m doing, maybe I’ll put it on the internet or something, but I just want to make art and not necessarily a bunch of products."
"Skippy’s been around since, what, 1961? Skippy is Boston history."
We were happy to receive several dozen responses—many of which echoed each other, one of which was a poem, and some of which hit on subjects that we don’t think or write about enough around here.
From investigative reports to music and arts writing, we killed it yet again. Long live alt-weeklies!
"We wanted to make sure if you were playing a show, before or after us, you were terrified because we made it impossible for you to top what the crowd just saw."
"If a title is strong, unusual or funny, it’s because those are the type of things that will drive me to write a song for that title.”
"I know this is really random, but you’re like a Boston Greek dad rapper and construction worker and I can totally get you on a show."
"I feel very humbled by it. It’s crazy … starting when we did and now I’m 25 doing this."