Here we go again. This is basically how it started with the hysteria about Aiden’s lyrics, but then some unethical journalism spun it out of control. Now it’s right on the Fort Bragg official facebook post about Rock Beyond Belief. I was wondering how long it would take for fundies to turn on another musician in our lineup. Someone discovered the intensely intellectual pop-gems that David Combs a.k.a. Spoonboy belts out.
But they didn’t attack the atheist stuff. It got weird. Instead they attacked his relationship with his father (or lack thereof).
Chad thinks it’s okay to put down someone for barely knowing who their dad is. He thinks it’s funny to pick on someone for having ‘daddy issues’. He didn’t understand how many relationships are strained in the military community. Chad doesn’t realize that parents are ripped away from each other on a regular basis. The Military lifestyle is like forcing every marriage to oscillate between ‘long distance relationship’ and ‘readjustment’.
How a human can be so flippant about a lifetime of pain and suffering, or the struggle to deal with it… it’s beyond me.
This song is goddamned righteous. It’s about daddy issues.
I know that not many of you have probably heard David Combs’ music – but that’s your loss. If you take the chance on the song above for 30 seconds, you wont regret it. I even have it queued up to an amazingly vulnerable and honest moment that you simply need to hear for its shear courage. Press play.
It gave me goosebumps when I first heard it a few weeks ago. David hadn’t released a new solo album in over 5 years, and I kept looking and looking in all the obscure weirdo music corners of the internet. He graduated from only doing solo acoustic pop-punk anthems. I hear bits of Neutral Milk Hotel scratching at the surface. 10/10.
He released ‘Mamas and Papas’ just a few months ago. And it’s righteous. And yeah, he has some fucking daddy issues. Just like a lot of us. It might not be your thing, musically (and that’s cool too), but to attack someone over that… why? I don’t get it.
Spoonboy really ‘gets’ Rock Beyond Belief
Spoonboy – What You Want
Spoonboy – Do You Need A Messiah