Timothy Norris Mastodon performing in Los Angeles earlier this year
South Side Music Hall, Dallas
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
My wife does a thing with our son to get him to try new food. You remember what it was like being a kid and having a new food forced on you. What is this intruder on the side of my plate? Why would I eat this? It's not made from potatoes. It's a weird color.
What my wife does is simply put the alien food on his plate, and he doesn't have to touch or even acknowledge it. He's just getting used to it. He's never allowed to say he doesn't like a food. It'll be on his plate three or four times before he tries a bite, and by then he's used to it being there. It's genius, and it almost always works. It's not that he doesn't like a food; he's just not used to it yet.
This is exactly how I feel about the new Mastodon records.More »