Monday, January 10, 2005

And if I go, don't forget the one good thing I almost did.

Back when i was at virginia tech, i spent most of my free time in the newspaper darkroom, or across the hall in the radio station... when i was in the darkroom, i'd always put a on a cd, and since i'd only ever keep 2 or 3 there, i'd listen to the same music over and over again...
what's the furthest place from here?
on top rotation for a long time was a copy of jawbreaker's "dear you", a pledge premium from the across the hall...
It hasn't been my day for a couple years.
What's a couple more?
listening to kexp at work today accident prone, my favorite track from "dear you" came on and i was back there in the darkroom with the fuzzy guitars spilling out of the cheap cast-off speakers in the dim orange light with the smell of fixer wafting through the air and acrid chemical taste of the darkroom air in my mouth...
What's the closest you can come to an almost total wreck and still walk away,
All limbs intact?
ten years from now, what music will bring me back to these days?
I wanted you. You wanted more.
I built this life and now it's mine.

1 comment:

danlechner said...

hey joe just a quick question about biking...got the lume light, i want to try it out at a local night ride, i see theres a wakefield night ride every tuesday and thursday, the thursday ride's pace is listed as fast, but how fast are we talking here? Is it much faster than the pace that you, JJ and I ride at? Thanks