One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
Have you ever been picked on? As a kid I was…. a lot. Having big glasses will do that to you. Fortunately there were always guys who wrote songs like Ben Folds’ “One Angry Dwarf” to give me a reason to laugh and hold my head up high. I listened to this song when I mailed a copy of my first band’s album to the band professor who told me I would never make it anywhere in music, and it’s stuck with me ever since. While we may not all rise to the heights of stardom described in this riotous punk piano rock tune, we can relate to those moments in life where we feel like we’ve risen above those who doubted, ridiculed, and threw us down on the playground. They may have won the battle, but we will win the war!