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Chernobyl control room one

This Is The Kit - "Waterproof". Lucy woke up thinking of Tom. She hadn't thought of him in six months, seven; but her eyes opened on the pillow and she thought of him in Victoria, at the very end of the world, in a flat filled with plants. She rubbed her eyes; she showered; she pulled into clothes and went downstairs. At the mailbox, her key went in with a faint ding, like a bell, a bell and a mechanism, and when she opened the hatch there was just one envelope there, hatched in red and blue. The return address said, T.W. / VICTORIA.

And as Lucy stood with one hand on the envelope, and one on the key in its keyhole, her body twisted to look out out the front door at the gathering cloud, she had the quiet intuition that fate is not always benevolent, that it is not always good, that it is sometimes sinister. She did not know what was inside this letter, and her heart shivered, and she was not certain that this coincidence was kind.

[very smitten with this song / buy Wriggle Out The Restless from Bristol's Dreamboat Records]


Women - "Can't You See". Inside the mountain, mechanisms groaned. Clockwork sheared and righted itself. Grass pushes up from earth and hands touch envelopes and inside the mountain, gears are turning. Mechanisms are groaning. Things with hands like clocks are fulfilling circuits, and their nails are clean.

[buy]

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If you are at Pop Montreal, my guide to the festival is here. Big day today, and I'm on a panel at 4:30 pm.

(photo is of Chernobyl's Control Room One)

Posted by Sean at September 30, 2010 11:08 AM
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kia ora e hoa ma, there is something i find gently affecting about waterproof. thank you for the introduction to this is the kit ^-^ !

Posted by amu namu at October 7, 2010 1:25 AM

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