Sex With Chris Hedges
by Dan
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Jeff the Brotherhood - "Bummer"

He's watching me in the mirror, while he brushes his teeth. He's wearing a polo shirt, same old olive polo, and just his underwear. He's talking (what else, right?) but his voice is muffled by the toothpaste. "I don't want fucking McFloffle again at night." I giggle a bit and rub my feet on the sheets. "What did you say?" He doesn't hear me, "What?" I giggle again. "What's so funny?" "Nothing. You." He rubs his hand on his stomach, I like the way he looks without his glasses, it's like I get to know a whole different man than anyone else does. He spits and rinses and turns to look at me directly. He's coming at me, with a little devilish smile. "How funny am I?" he says and climbs back into bed with me. We make out for twenty minutes and then he rolls over and checks the time. "Oh, snot, I better go." I want us to go further, he's always so frisky when he's doing a tour. And that helps me too, I'm more productive. "Do you have to?" He sighs and rubs his stomach "Yeah, I'd better." I turn on the TV, it's What Not to Wear, and I've got those ghost hands on my body, the ones you get when someone was holding you just right. I look over and all I can see is his butt through the open bathroom door, "Honey, have you seen my glasses?" [temporarily sold out]


[Chris Hedges is one of the most convincing doom-and-gloom cultural critics I've ever read. His world seems to be populated only by corporate zombies, the idle criminality of everyday people, pure-evil greed gods, and the ineffectual but necessary acts of civil disobedience by the truly integral. I'm not opposing his views, he's horrifyingly convincing, I just wanted to imagine that he has some joy in his life.]

Posted by Dan at January 25, 2011 11:03 PM

Hey StG!

In regard to last nights' burst of righteous-tongued fire over twitter:

I'm always inspired by the tone of wonder and fantasy you've cultivated here and how it strikes me as radically different from many websites straining to be radically different.

I wanted to thank you for not treating music as something measurable & concrete, like a lion on a game trail, like a bullet from a gun, like it was weather; for not letting the politics permeate the peaceful green wall; for not taking judgmental stances on sounds that happen to be popular. Because I really appreciate the poetry, commentary, the flash fiction, etc. and it's why I started coming here regularly after a certain major indie minor maxi website starting feeling too much like an Orwell-Huxley super machine of behavior and schema modification.
Thanks, Sean, and whatever co you may have.


Posted by Steve M at January 26, 2011 7:04 PM

*this peaceful green wall

Posted by Steve M at January 27, 2011 8:43 PM

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