I’m Closing Shop (the Pappy Van Poodle story) [๐ŸŽท๐Ÿ“–]


When I moved to the city, I came only with stories to tell, a sax to play, and a hope. …It was a hope that in this crowded world, I could find an audience to captivate. When I moved to the city, I met an old dog who disturbed me. I feared that he was me, just further down the road. The man ran a derelict baseball coaching practice, and like me, he wanted an audience. Like me, he was trying to carve out his niche in a world indifferent to his soul’s joy. He asked me if I would buy something from him, and, disturbed, I rejected him. He begged, cutting his prices down, but still I refused, for I was not interested in baseball. …but I was convicted…was this my fate? Would I discount my value in a run for mass appeal? …but one day, I saw another old dog, wizened and bespectacled, who visited the shop. Surely too old to play baseball, but he paid full price for everything in the store! This mysterious angel investor might never have been seen by anyone, except for a handful. Pappy van Poodle was his name, and I am honored to be one of a handful to never forget. Slowly, but surely, the shopkeeper recovered from the brink of bankruptcy… The baseball business never became more than a niche, but…it was enough. …and so too was I able to realize that I could continue striving in my own niche. …to tell the stories no one else was telling, to play the songs that no one else had heard.

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17 Responses

  1. Maximum Addition says:

    Thank you for giving love to Pappy Van Poodle. He needs as much as he can get.

  2. Enlightened One says:

    Great work!

  3. Bโ€™Jon Berry says:

    I was so confused when I saw you sitting like that, I thought you had snapped your leg in a way it shouldn't bend! Jokes aside, I did not expect something so beautiful to come from a one-off baseball game from the 3ds, so kudos!

  4. Cantabile says:

    Thank god for this Pappy representation

  5. weslen vasconcelos says:

    Muito bom, sempre fazendo um vรญdeo melhor que o outro

  6. Steven Morris says:

    When you take off your socks & shoes and just have a saxy time

  7. subversiveasset says:

    p.s., if you can name the 2nd song covered in this video, then you have very good taste in games.

  8. Kram1032 says:

    This is beautiful

  9. Bashy says:

    I didn't know about Pappy Van Poodle before your cover thank you! What a weird yet fascinating story

  10. Brandon Skelton says:

    I love the overlapping layers of saxophone! It sounds so beautiful!! You're really finding ways to develop your sound and I love your stories, they're wonderful. I think everyone has their own special niche and when you just be yourself that's when you really shine! Being authentically you is what is most important ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Yoshi Element says:

    was feeling anxious and restless before bed. this had put me at ease. thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Patti Broussard #arrayartist says:

    It just dawned on me that I ma NOT getting notifications from your channel! I saw you post in Tube Ritual and wondered "What's happened to George? I haven't heard him upload lately" And now I'm hear and so much to catch up on! Ugh that darn notification youtube troll! Everything sounds just as beautiful as it always has. ๐Ÿค—

  13. Nick Robinson says:

    oh my GOD

  14. solitonmedic says:

    This was beautiful

  15. LivingIn2007 says:

    This mad me emotional

  16. Jo Momma says:

    You ROCK!!๐Ÿ˜‰

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