Cardboard: Still A Great Medium For Child Creativity

I chatted with Marshall Burns and Chris Sleightholm of the Lonesome Weekends last night. They’re gearing up to release their second full-length, Songs from a Barstool, on Saturday, April 21 at the Artesian. We’ll have more on that here on the Dog Blog and in the next issue of the prairie dog.

We were talking about classic country concepts for a bit, and the idea of crying into your beer came up. I asked them what they did when they cried; Sleightholm said he mostly wrote songs and listened to records.

I got a reminder of what I do when I cry last night, while watching the short film Caine’s Arcade about a boy who built a cardboard arcade in his dad’s auto parts store. Ah jeez, it’s wonderful.

I was probably crying a little more because I was watching it with the knowledge that a college fund started for him was nearing its goal. When I checked back in this morning, it had gone past $110,000. Watch the film below and see why people are donating.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

5 thoughts on “Cardboard: Still A Great Medium For Child Creativity”

  1. damn fine looking arcade!

    Caine is the coolest guy in LA.

    thanks james you made my day.

  2. My daughter shared this on Facebook yesterday. It’s pretty amazing — and goes to show that all the fancy and costly toys in the world are as nothing beside a kid, cardboard, tape, and imagination, and the same might be said for a kid and dirt/sand/water and some margerine containers and big spoons.

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