The first time I came across Macklemore was with this song, which I fell in love with. Looking for more of his stuff I came across this one and loved him even more. Out on a youtube search for something I happened across this one and knew right away I wanted to share it.
Macklemore is rap music but rap music of a human-hearted and socially conscious nature. I daresay that every person who hears this has either been in his shoes or knows someone who has been. When we have the government-sanctioned MDs getting people hooked on death-dealing addictive medications, you know something is very very wrong.
A few years back, when I was just getting used to riding my motorcyle, I had a fall going fairly slow when I tried to ride over a gravel patch section of road being repaired (no warning signs, no orange cones, nothing!) I cracked a couple of ribs and had to go to my doctor for a follow-up appointment. He said, “here” and handed me a prescription for Vicodin with 2 refills. Within a matter of days, I was getting addicted, and as the time approached to take the next dose approached, my whole body hurt as if I’d been tumble dried with rocks. I dumped the pills (which I should have dropped at a prescription disposal center, but I didn’t know it was a BAD idea to flush them down the toilet at the time.) Never again! That said, the number of people I’ve known both casually and very well who have started out with an injury, surgery, etc. who end up getting hooked on these “legal” pills is astronomical.