Dear Mr Haggerty,
Can I call you Ben? I feel like I know you a little, since I saw you open for Mob Law back in the day at Chop Suey, and you were still Professor Macklemore and you wore a Bush mask and did a lot of really intelligent songs that I’m pretty sure were a lot deeper than I originally thought.
See, I have this kid. I have two, but let’s just talk about my eldest. He’s 13. We call him Boy Wonder here on the internet. He’s a great kid, super intelligent, hardworking and funny.
He’s the tall one.
So. He enjoys your music. A lot. He and his (3 year old) sister sing the chorus to Can’t Hold Us while we drive down the freeway and I can see that song being one that, when he hears it in twenty years, reminds him of this time and place and makes him smile.
He and I talk about your lyrics and where you come from. He says he’s proud of you for standing up for what you believe in and working hard to be who you are today.
The reason I’m writing is because he’s an ambitious kid. He is working on a series of interviews for his middle school newspaper, and his big idea is to interview celebrities and have them give advice to teenagers on how to survive middle and high school, and how to be amazing at whatever they do.
I know it’s a long shot, but you would seriously up my cool mom points for life if he could interview you. You’re at the top of his list, right next to Tom Douglas and Bill Gates.
Kid’s got big dreams, and I want to do everything I can to help him reach them.
Ps: if you are not Macklemore and you want to help Boy Wonder, please feel free to tweet the link at @macklemore, or post wherever you like
Pps: if you are Macklemore or his people, you can reach me at mia DOT cupcake AT yahoo, or tweet @miacupcake.