No more drinking. You can’t just stop… I can. For you, I can. I will. You know, when I was, a little boy I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. Adults always ask little kids that. You know? I never had a good answer. Not until…not until I was 28. Till the day that I met you. That’s when I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be the man that made you happy. You make me happy. Not always. Not lately. From here on out, I’m gonna be an 11 for you, baby. No…Screw that, I’m gonna be a 12 for you, from here out. I’ll be an 11 for the kids, but you get a 12.
Sergeant Moore (Angela’s father): “Fill me in on this Shawn Hunter will you, Mr. Feeny?”
Mr. Feeny: “Well I have seen Shawn overcome every obstacle life has thrown
at him and grow up to be one of the finest young men that I know. Shawn
is a deeply sensitive and caring individual. And I’ve never seen him as
happy as when he’s in the company of your daughter. And I always thought that Angela felt the same way.”
Willful Machines by Tim Floreen “This stranger who could do handstands and quote Shakespeare from memory, this goof with the huge grin and inappropriately loud but nevertheless charming laugh: how like an angel, how like a god. Me, a dud of a First Son with a robot obsession, poor social skills, and enough baggage to sink a freighter: how like a loser, how like a freak.”
I wanna say thank you for all of you coming out here tonight it’s awesome. It’s the beginning of 2016, you know, we worked so hard up until this moment, our whole lives; 2015, 14, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 654 -shuffle noises-. Every person here worked so hard to become the human, become the spirit they are here under the Malibu sky… amongst friends, amongst family, amongst companions, musicians, artists, creatives… People who devote their lives to creating moments like this. And moments like this don’t even come out of an imagination. It comes out of the correlation of a lot of people that happen to be here on this night. A lot of people who sit and do something in their room or have just an idea whether they’re at Starbucks or whether they’re walking around the Americana in Glendale or wherever it is. they have some idea in their head. And the key is that you don’t let that idea die. Because we have a lot of things that go through our heads, through our brains, through our minds, that you think of. Something that makes you excited, something that makes your heart warm. And it goes away. But all you people here didn’t let that idea go away. You didn’t let that feeling go away, you didn’t let that memory of that moment when you thought of that go away. Because that’s why we’re all here. It doesn’t matter how much you money you have or what you don’t have. We’re all in the same place, we’re all living the same life right now. You’re living the same life that I’m living, and I’m living the same life that you’re living, and we’re all giving. So thank you for this birthday. Cheers to all you guys.
Sonny Moore AKA “Skrillex”; OWSLA radio episode 1 (aired January 30, 2016)