I Don’t Want to Grow Up

This morning, while listening to the United States of Americana on The Current, I heard a song performed by Hayes Carll: I Don’t Want to Grow Up. The song was originally done by Tom Waits and, after watching both videos, I’ve decided that the Tom Waits one is more interesting and way more bizarre. Here it is:

I thought it was fitting to post this video on my troublemaking blog because I’ve written quite a bit about the queerness of kids (especially in relation to the work of Kathryn Bond Stockton and J Jack Halberstam) and I see a lot of value in resisting “growing up” and maturing when it comes at the expense of our curiosity, wonder and ability and willingness to make and stay in trouble.

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