Rock-Loving Kid Records a Spat with His Parents During the 1980s & Animates It 30 Years Later

Certainly for me, and perhaps for many of you, there’s something eerily familiar about the scene that plays out in this animation. Here’s the backstory: Starting when he was 12, Mike Cohen, a kid growing up in Buffalo, began recording the arguments he had with his parents (unbeknownst to them). At least one of the tapes, recorded in 1985, recently ended up in the hands of Rodd Perry, a first time animator, who created the cartoon above.  By the looks of things, Brother Mike is still part of the music scene today.

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