by Dan
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The Bugs - "Theme from 'Do Raha'"
Richard Buckner - "Traitor"
Brutal Knights - "Government is Asshole"

Connie ran naked through the dark, wet woods at night. She ran panting, bloodied, and naked. Lit shiny by the moonlight. If this were the only possible world, then it must be the best, and also the worst. Branches nicked her naked flesh and drew more blood. The whites of her eyes gleamed like fireflies, her teeth like ripples catching light. If something is chasing me, it will eventually catch up to me, and running is pointless. Twigs snapped under her bare feet. If nothing is chasing me, then running is also pointless, as I am safe. As the branches got denser, the going got rougher. And still I am running. Running is the only thing that makes me feel like I have any control at all. A rusty can, discarded from some party or some hunter years before, sliced her foot open, and Connie began to limp, still running, still bleeding. So it is true that something is both chasing me and not chasing me, because I am ignoring both possibilities. The nicks and bruises, stopped up beating and clotted with fear, began to look like animal print. It seems clear to me now that my running has ceased the existence of any world whatever, since all possible states of affairs have no effect on my behaviour. Connie stopped and rested a moment, her hand upon a tree. But her heartbeat through her fingers made the tree feel alive, a predator, and she continued running. This is not the best possible world nor the worst possible world, it is no world at all, it is the absence of a world. It is the most boring Genesis, a revelation that in fact no work has yet been done at all; no compass, no conquest, no trade.

[Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 66-76 available from Sublime Frequencies]
[Buckner's Our Blood due out in August]
[Brutal Knights' Feast of Shame is 8.00]

Posted by Dan at May 4, 2011 2:20 AM

this short blew me away. Thanks dan.

Posted by aireanne at May 5, 2011 3:33 AM

Cool photo.

Where's it from?

Posted by Stove at May 6, 2011 4:04 AM

A new Richard Buckner album is coming?!

Would it be insensitive of me to say that this is my favourite bit of news I've heard all week?

Posted by jer at May 6, 2011 2:07 PM

stove - this is a production still from Chinatown.

Posted by Dan at May 6, 2011 10:57 PM

Thanks for letting me know Dan.

And I have Chinatown in a pile of new DVDs waiting to be watched. The ironing is hilarious!

Posted by Stove at May 7, 2011 12:29 AM

love it.

Posted by Maureen at May 9, 2011 4:18 AM

What a difference the soundtrack makes when reading this. Also blown away here.

Posted by Karin S. at May 21, 2011 9:44 PM

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