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Tales from a Brave Ulysses

XXVI. "10 Letters: From Lovers, Having Since Departed in Song" January 2 Dear Michael – I have come to a decision regarding my suicide; it should be done to music. Yours, Margot p.s. And what is your new year's resolution? February Margot – I don't have long to write this; I'm about to go on […]

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XXV. "A (few) Listening Story(s)" Adore by the Smashing Pumpkins Arlington, VA. Greater Washington D.C.A bar called Dreemo's. It's being torn down soon so people in the high-class condos erected in its place can enjoy the view of the Washington Monument and the Capitol, now seen by the hundred or so people on the dilapidated […]

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XXIV. "Explosions in the Mind" I was in Chicago on the phone with a friend of mine in D.C. The friend in D.C. is originally from Chicago, and I was calling to congratulate him on the White Sox presence in the World Series this year. Several years ago we were in a band together, both […]

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XXII. "View of a Pigeon atop a Television, with Bonnie Raitt" Once upon this past Saturday I was standing in the lobby area of New York's Penn Station, waiting for the departing gate of my train to be announced on the television screens hanging from the ceiling. Each screen, identical to one not twenty feet […]

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XVIII. "The Maturation of Smoosh"   We see ourselves in other people. We see ourselves when we sit alone at a concert, at a bar, watching the silhouettes of people mill about in dark room groups. We see ourselves in the three girls in glittery tops ordering Coronas, laughing, looking around as they suck their […]

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XVI. "Goodbye, Susan Sontag. You are dead now."   I bought a book a while ago and it was very good. The best books begin by controlling you and then they throw you. Like the best records, like the best paintings the best photographs the best lovers the best wars and battles and arm wrestling […]

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