If I were to post songs on this blog to reflect Miles’s listening habits and favorite music, you would be seeing a lot of Ween songs. A LOT OF WEEN SONGS. Miles loved Ween. He loved the weirdness. He loved the humor. He loved the live albums and the culture around them. It spoke to him. I never got much into Ween, so I am probably not going to post many Ween songs. I’m sorry Miles.
I remember once I drove Miles to school, an early fall morning when we were both tired. He plugged in his iPod. “Please don’t play Ween,” I said. He played a Ween song. That is how we were sometimes, like a father and a son.
When Miles was a boy, we got the Internet for the first time at home in the last ’90s. We did not have the Web in his earliest days. It is funny to watch videos of us together when the boys were young. Nobody is on a phone or distracted by some kind of technology. We just didn’t have that stuff. Nobody did.
I remember one Christmas we all spent a few hours watching funny videos on the computer. We watched the Star Wars Kid over and over again. We also watched Ween’s video for the Mollusk. Miles and his best friend Arjun LOVED the video. They were really into Legos, so there was an obvious appeal there. I think the weirdness also appealed to them. It spoke to them. We never know what is going to speak to us, but doesn’t it feel great when we finally hear it?