Lick My Shoes

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It was my first teaching job, and I think I wanted to look cool in front of the cool kids, so I said to this student, Hiro, I think his name was, after he told me he liked hip-hop, that he should listen to DJ Rupture – don’t worry if you haven’t heard of him, Hiro hadn’t either – and he said ok, I will, but the next time I taught him, when I asked if he had, he said, no, he’d looked in Tower Records for something by him, but no luck.

I think I didn’t believe him – he didn’t have the look of someone who’d searched and failed to find, he probably forgot the name as soon as I told him, I wasn’t cool – but I ignored that thought and said, I’ll bring his first album in tomorrow, if you like. You can borrow it and…

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