Orange Coloured Lift
by Dan
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Devo - "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize"

I knew a guy who could only make love while listening to Devo. He honestly could not become aroused if Devo was not playing. Since I have never made love with this man, I can only tell you everything else I know about him, or I should say knew about him (he could have changed by now) during the period of 2002-2003. His desk at work was extremely neat, the only things left on the top would be a bottle of hand sanitizer and compressed air. The walls of his cubicle, however, were more cluttered than the family fridge. Pictures of the ugly little children of his friends and family, bad comics torn out and tacked up on a whim countless months ago, a small Matrix Revolutions teaser poster. I couldn't say with certainly, but I strongly believe that he wore the same undershirt every day. He was not bad looking, but did not know how to accentuate his strong features. He had occasional blemishes, and often red and enflamed cuticles. He was always an hour early for work because he claimed that was the only bus he could catch, and yet he still complained about it almost every day. He once begged me, literally begged me, to help him finish a tube of pringles. But I was eating yogurt, you know? [Buy]

Central Broadcasting Traditional Instruments Orchestra - "Dancing in the Moonlight"

Who understands the world better than me? Who believes in me more than the whole world? If I let go of a hang glider, another one will be waiting a few feet below. If I walk into the ocean, the great underwater waves will push stones into a ridge so I may walk straight out. If I make a fire and it blows out, it will blow into my chest and set me running for another whole cycle of the moon. I am made only of rain, and grass, and blood, and wood. I am complete and only my smile is gangrenous. [Buy]

Posted by Dan at August 15, 2008 3:48 AM

chips+ yogurt= totally gross.
i wonder what happend to that guy.....

Posted by rachel at August 15, 2008 4:10 AM

that last tune is sooooo gooooood.

it makes me want to get myself a horse (a horse with a hang glider). together we will traverse the prairies of the moon

which I guess will look slightly less impressive than I think. lack of gravity and all that

Posted by Bethan at August 15, 2008 4:02 PM

Jones, I've rocked the Pringles with a side of Mediterranee, a suitably thick yogues, and I'll tell ya: not bad. Not bad at all. And no, I wasn't dipping them or anything kinky like that.

Posted by Joel Taylor at August 15, 2008 6:49 PM

you once sort of invited people to an ATP you had a space for and i was a bit shy and short of cash like
you would tell me all who was good n that, well plan it better next time your music might fade with the day but the words are strong.
If nuggets can make it and the dynamites is it so hard to do a compilation that works like acely?
surely not...
there must be some of a best of somewhere
and people love great packaging
look at italians do it better hand colouring...
just a thought

Posted by invisiblecolour at August 15, 2008 7:25 PM

the blurb with the devo song is from Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield. give credit where credit is due please. thanks!

Posted by alex at August 17, 2008 6:04 PM

Love is a Mixtape....gotta love it.
need to let people know you're quoting it though, but it's all good.

Posted by hmd1987 at August 18, 2008 2:00 AM

never read Love is a Mixtape, don't even know who Rob Sheffield is. If someone has the exact quote (I'm sure we didn't type the same keystrokes) put it here.

Posted by dan at August 18, 2008 12:14 PM

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