Good Guy (With A Gun)

In support of the March For Our Lives gun-control rally on March 24th, 2018, Wallace is donating all proceeds from “Good Guy (With A Gun)” to the official March For Our Lives GoFundMe.

“There was definitely a time where I had grown numb to the mass shootings—at a certain point, it felt like I had to in order to protect myself from feeling terrible all the time. I had tried to write something about them a few years ago, but it didn’t really go anywhere.

The events in Sutherland Springs and Parkland really reawakened the desire to play a positive role in the discussion, instead of receding back into indifference. The students from Parkland have been inspiring, and they’ve opened up the gates to more people who were feeling similarly to get involved in new ways. The movement has reminded me that art can and should be used to express the ideas and emotions that are uncomfortable, and to take those difficult topics, and confront them head on to bring people together to create real change.

It’s time to use our voices, it’s time to call out the B.S., and it’s time to be heard. It’s been time. No more thoughts and prayers, ACTION.”  – Wallace

About Wallace

Hello. My name is Wallace. Before you ask, I am 6’9”, Yes, I play basketball, but only recreationally. And our weather is the same weather. My interests include pondering why we are hurdling through the nothingness (or the very much somethingness?) of space on a rock for seemingly no reason, transcribing those thoughts and feelings into song form, and then recording those songs for other confused “humans” to help them cope with and celebrate the absurdities, extremes, and monotonies that we encounter on a daily basis. If something happens in day to day life and makes me feel a thing, then I’ll probably write about it, If you’re talking to me and say something like “strong opinions, weakly held,” I’m probably going to write that phrase down in my phone and use it in a song later. And if we’re still talking, but it seems like I spaced out, the first verse is done.

I’m trying to experience as much of the joy and bittersweet wonder (pain) that life has to offer in my time here, make some music, and generally abide by a few basic principles:

  1. Do what makes you feel good (Within Reason)
  2. Be kind to others (As in, if the thing that makes you feel good makes another person feel not good, then don’t do the thing)
  3. Repeat

If that sounds like you, then come on over! Even if it doesn’t, I’d love to talk. There’s new music to listen to, plenty of applesauce, and the pizza JUST GOT HERE.

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Artwork by David Gilbertsen and Joy Wallace

Original Images by Therese Niedbala