The word "gun" comes at the end of OC-based folksinger Lon Milo DuQuette's nearly three-minute new song, "I'm Scared."
It comes after a series of things big and small that DuQuette, with tongue firmly in cheek, sings about being scared of: everything from mimes and clowns to homosexuals and intellectuals. And its placement elevates the song from quirky examination of individual fears to a critique of the collective hysteria that seems to drive so many people to protect themselves from their subjective shadows by carrying the one object that may actually inflate their substance.
DuQuette isn't anti-gun. He grew up hunting in Nebraska, believes in the constitutionally guaranteed right of Americans to bear arms, and doesn't believe that every member of the NRA is a delusional maniac.More »