A special Memorial Day message from your friends at Tris McCall (namely, Tris McCall).
To our great dismay, we have learned that you have been paying attention to the President. We don’t understand this. The President is a tremendously uninteresting person. His psychology is shallow enough to be fully legible to a fifth grader. The President is deeply unworthy of your attention. Please transfer it elsewhere.
One possible target: me. I am more interesting than the President. Admittedly this is a low bar to clear. But I have been preparing songs and stories for you at www.mccallsalmanac.com, and these are designed to reward close engagement.
I will be performing songs from this Almanac tonight at the Sidewalk Cafe (94 Avenue A) at 8 pm. I’ll be opening the set with an acoustic rendition of the song most recently added to the site: A Girl With A Bicycle. I swear this will be more interesting than the news programs, most of which, I have noticed, proceed as if only thing noteworthy in the entire world is the American President.
Performing right before me at 7: Ben Krieger. Ben is a complex character with songs and stories of his own. He is much, much more interesting than the President and the gang of wealthy dullards that surrounds him. Or the social networks, which are presently suffocated by president-related content.
Or you could do any number of other things. For selfish reasons I’d like you to come out to the Sidewalk. That’d be great. But as long as what you’re doing has nothing to do with the President, I’m happy. It was undeserved attention that got him there, and it’ll be undeserved attention that keeps him there if we’re not careful.