one of these could save your life

one of these could save your life

He said he’d meet me at the clinic after it was done and bring me to his place to recover. But of course I ended up taking the bus back home. I sat outside for an hour, flipping my phone open and closed, occasionally looking at the time, making sure I hadn’t somehow missed his call even though I hadn’t put the fucking thing down for even a second. You know how boys like him are, full of noble intentions when everything’s abstract, but then they chicken out the second shit gets real. It’s all hollow comic book chivalry. In their minds they are the good guys, always doing the right thing, but really they’re just little boys hiding in a treehouse from the real world, no matter how old they get.

And they all pretend they’re orphans
And their memory’s like a train
You can see it getting smaller as it pulls away
And the things you can’t remember
Tell the things you can’t forget that
History puts a saint in every dream
Tom Waits, “Time”
A word about the title. I am not unaware that it is an example of the monster termed by the logicians contradictio in adjecto, because stating that a refutation of time is new (or old) attributes to it a predicate of temporal nature which establishes the very notion the subject would destroy. […] Our language is so saturated and animated by time that it is quite possible there is not one statement in these pages which in some way does not demand or invoke the idea of time.
Borges, “A New Refutation of Time”

I just woke up and realized that today is Thanksgiving. Since when did time start moving independent of my awareness of it?

Released in 1998 — not coincidentally, about the time Gen Y was hitting 18 — Aeroplane’s un-self-conscious poetry was immediately recognized as an antidote (even when we hadn’t been looking for one) to the quotation-mark-laden Matador catalog, featuring the plausibly deniable plaints of Pavement, Guided By Voices, et. al. These bands were smart, clever, and knowing. Mangum, on the other hand, was smart, guileless, and unknowable. Aeroplane is an album Dave Eggers wished he could have written, if he hadn’t been back there with me — and others — on the other side of the dividing line.
In today’s column: In the Aeroplane over the Sea, revisited. (via jimhanas)

best album ever

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Los espejos y la cópula son abominables, porque multiplican el número de los hombres.


Mirrors and copulation are abominable, because they increase the number of men.
J. L. Borges