I Like This Song - I Happy Am's "Pizza Boy" / by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

I Like This Song celebrates songs by local bands sans clichéd music journo over-analysis.

The furthest we take the dissection of songs featured here is, well, you guessed it: "I Like This Song." 


Today's featured song "Pizza Boy" comes from I Happy Am's 2016 LP, The Prophet, The Giant, and The Invisible Man.

BONUS ICYMI CONTENT: Fort Worth Noise caught I Happy Am's set at a Dreamy Life in-store last month, ergo, we encourage you all to obsessively stalk this link for photos and words from our little adventure.

Moving on to this week, I Happy Am headlines a FREE SHOW Friday, March 24th at Republic Street Bar feat. local songwriters Jesse Gage and Morgan Lindley. Music starts at 9pm, full event details posted here.

Now then. As a former 'Pizza Boy' I can tell you - no joke - that once a pizza boy, always a pizza boy.

Screw the ramifications, this song has inspired me! I'm gonna use this opportunity to out the PBB aka The Pizza Boy Brotherhood [insert scary bad guy music here] ...

Look, you never hear about the realest of underground conspirators, right? That's the point of being "underground." All you hear about in the media are flaky amateurs like The Freemasons/The Illuminati, etc.

In the PBB they jump you in by pelting you with a day's worth supply of pepperoni frisbees, offering zero aid in the aftermath save for a cold Ziploc bag of mozzarella to soothe your bruising.

Then they test you via harsh trials such as the "Week-long Work Shifts of Christian Radio Station ONLY While Driving Your Deliveries" challenge and the "Smoke Weed in the Freezer All Day Then No GPS, MAPSCO ONLY During Dinner Rush" challenge. 

Like the Mafia and other conspiring fucks, even if you survive all that, they never let you escape. Yea, sure, you may find a new job but they'll always refer to you as Pizza Dude Emeritus and your card could be pulled in a blink!

Band Photo via I Happy Am's Facebook Page

Band Photo via I Happy Am's Facebook Page

Whew! Feels better, getting it all out there.

Now that I've endangered myself by doxxing the PBB it's time to quickly offer up our seriously professional music analysis regarding this particular song (ya know, before a hit squad rolls up to my porch with an order of Kill This Snitch Pizza hold the pizza).  

I like this song. 

In fact, I like it more than: 

  • cheese likes pepperoni
  • $7 tips
  • receiving marijuana in lieu of tips
  • the Pizza Boy Brotherhood likes to silence their enemies
  • deep dish on a sad day :(
Show Poster Image via Republic Street Bar's FB Event Page

Show Poster Image via Republic Street Bar's FB Event Page


about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”