by Sean
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Field drawing by Nick Howard

Freur - "Doot Doot". When we finished high school, Luce, we knew less than a hummingbird-wing's amount of anything. We knew less than nothing about nothing. We slow-danced, felt all moon & magnolia, all hip on hip and hot on skin, but we were kids who ate the tinned soup our parents' simmered, who spent our summers just- just- hanging out. I can't count the things we didn't know. Things about working - about the persistence of working, the way it never stops. About really being alone out there. About how you can pack up and leave. Or come back. About what it means to be poor, Luce. Or as well, what it's like having money - what it's like to order drinks and appetizers and desserts and just do it. Lucy, we didn't know. We knew cricket-wing, moth-wing, less than paper. We knew zero. So how the fuck, Luce, did we find each other? That's what I want to know. Lucy, I love you and that's what I want to know. [buy] (thanks, steven.)

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities - "Calico (Outside)". Oh hey! What's going on, Carl? I'm good, I'm good. Totally - yeah. It's crazy! I spent almost all week indoors but I had to get out. Totally, totally. How's Erin? Really? Good for her. And your, your- yeah. Sometimes it's slow I guess. But I remember how sweet those photos at that show a few years ago- yeah. Yeah. Me? Oh, not much. Work. Still living there, yup. Oh! One interesting thing I guess. My cat cast a spell on me. My cat. Cleo? Yeah, white with a brown stripe. You met her when you and Em- yeah. She cast a spell on me. A spell. A magic spell, yeah. No I'm serious! I walked into my bedroom and there was this circle that she had painted on the ground in milk, just with her little paws. Milk. And she was miaowing in this weird voice. And now I'm in her thrall. I'm her servant. I have to do whatever she says. She just kind of thinks it, and I find myself doing it. Usually giving her more food, yeah. She's got so fat. She sleeps in my room now, on the big bed. I usually just chill in the kitchen. Yeah, I have wi-fi, so it's okay. Streaming movies or whatever. Not so much BitTorrent - usually I stream. It kinda depends, but alluc.org? All You See. A L L U C. Yeah. It's okay. Yeah, totally man - ok see you. Stay warm, right? Haha, yeah. [buy]

(drawing by Nick Howard)

Posted by Sean at January 12, 2009 12:31 AM

Do you come up with these stories by yourself? You're so creative!

Posted by Jenna at January 12, 2009 3:50 PM

the first writeup & song is/are amazing, yet again.

Posted by the boy satellite. at January 13, 2009 6:43 AM

I am a huge Underworld fan and yet I hadn't heard Doot Doot until the middle of 2008. Man oh man is that a song.

Posted by Sean T. Collins at January 13, 2009 9:37 AM

The Freur song is pretty cool. Heard it first 4 or 5 years ago in the film, Vanilla Sky. Which has a lot of good music in it, coincidentally.

Posted by tim at January 19, 2009 1:18 PM

Years ago now we saw Underworld in SF and toward the end of their show they performed "Doot Doot" for 'the few that remembered' that one.

Posted by idogcow at February 10, 2009 6:36 PM

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