You Are The Meanest You You Can Be (Fuck Alternate Worlds)
by Dan
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Vetiver - "I Know No Pardon"

Carrying an awkward watercolour across town, unable to choose between holding the image outward for everyone to see, or inward for everyone to guess at, his cowboy boots clack, their soles beginning to freeze in the air. He dreams he's a southern belle, having just lost her one and only man, and now wears a long black veil for reasons of her own, and reasons not hers at all. His days are numbered, he's not a permanent resident here, anyone can see that. [Buy]

Wendy Carlos - "Suicide Scherzo (Ninth Symphony, Second Movement) [Abridged]"

lysosomes, peroxisomes, eukaryotes, flagella, ribosomes, vacuoles, nucleolis, cilia, centrioles, prokaryotes, nucleus, mitochondria, stem cells, phloem, gradation, pull, drift, sway, wax, wane, weight, depth, height, volume, capacity, capability, function, drive, use, end, purpose, exchange, communicate, facilitate, accomodate, perpetrate, expediate, annihilate, aclimate, acquired taste, acquiesce, convalesce, forgiveness, seal of approval, handshake, punctuate, punctuated equilibrium, syntax, grammar, understatement, understanding, implied conclusion, insult, injury, cause, demeanor, meaner, mania, problems with homework, problems seeing, church bells church bells church bells church bells... [Buy]

Posted by Dan at July 27, 2006 3:21 AM

Your review of the Carlos piece is the most brilliant review ever written by a person. I WILL be reading it every day and night from now on until I'm at least thirty-five. That said, did you make a spelling error? Got yer back, Jones.

Posted by Joel Taylor at July 27, 2006 9:56 AM

Has Joel ever, ever commented on one of MY posts? I don't think he has... He must dislike me. Joel - you must dislike me. In the imperative. Reluctantly.

Posted by Sean at July 27, 2006 10:30 AM

i love how those first two lines after wendy was basicaly the sum of my whole freshman year of science

Posted by max at July 27, 2006 1:40 PM

Still just as good today! (FYI)

Posted by Joel Taylor at July 28, 2006 11:32 AM

Also: Should be read aloud. "The swing (of yer prose)'s the thing."

Posted by Joel Taylor at July 28, 2006 11:34 AM


Posted by Dave at July 28, 2006 2:56 PM

Dan, although I hate music, I like the image of carrying an awkward cooler because that's the kind of challenge I live with on a weekly basis.

Posted by Marc at July 28, 2006 5:45 PM

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