The Knife Came Down, Missing Him By Inches, and He Took Off

Random 10

  • 3 Libras – A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
  • Time and Time Again – Counting Crows August and Everything After
  • Safely Forgotten – Onesidezero(self-titled)
  • Dumb – NirvanaLive at Reading
  • Coral del Arrecife – Atlanta Symphony OrchestraOceana (O. Golijov)
  • Soldier’s Daughter – TonicLemon Parade
  • Don’t Fake This – ChevelleWonder What’s Next
  • The Nurse Who Loved Me – A Perfect CircleThirteenth Step
  • Beskhu3epnm – Aphex TwinDrukqs
  • It Overtakes Me / The Stars Are So Big … I Am So Small … Do I Stand a Chance? – The Flaming Lips At War with the Mystics

Random 10 Fiction

The drugs are wearing off again.  Groggily I lift my head and see the letter resting at the foot of the bed.  The seal depicting 3 libras on the envelope leaves me speechless.  Time and time again, I had wondered whether she would find me or if I was safely forgotten.  This letter just showed how dumb that wish was.  Inside the envelope is a photograph of the Coral del Arrecife in the Carribean.  That’s where I will find her.  She is a true soldier’s daughter, she can’t leave me behind, no matter how much she wants to.

Now I have to get out of this hospital. I’d prefer to wait until I get better, but if I don’t fake this recovery tonight, I may never leave.  By a stroke of luck, the one that answers the call button is the nurse who loved me.  Any hope I have of convincing her to let me just walk out is quickly dashed.

“How are you feeling tonight?  Let’s see if you’re improving.  Can you recite the alphabet?” she asks.

B..e..s..k..h..u..3..e..p..n..m..yellow..g..sigma..” I give up sheepishly, I know that’s not right.

“That’s better.  You’re getting there.”  She tries to soothe me, but the impossibility of me finding my girl hits me then. My disappointment is crushing.  As I look out the window, almost it overtakes me.

The stars are so big.

I am so small.

Do I stand a chance?

7 thoughts on “The Knife Came Down, Missing Him By Inches, and He Took Off

  1. 1. Clementine — The Decemberists
    2. Lust for Life — Iggy Pop
    3. Sometimes I Do — Social Distortion
    4. Unleashed! The Large Hearted Boy — Guided By Voices
    5. Turtledove — Trip Shakespeare
    6. I Like Trains — Fred Eaglesmith
    7. #1 Hit Song — Minutemen
    8. I’m Sticking With You — Velvet Underground
    9. Love’s Gonna Live Here — Buck Owens
    10. Rendzvous — The dBs

    Bonus: Falling For You — Weezer

  2. “Playing Love (Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: The Legend of 1900)” – Ennio Morricone, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone*
    “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” – The Police, Every Step You Take: The Singles
    “Learning to Fly” – Emerson, Lake & Powell, Emerson, Lake & Powell
    “The Golden Age of Steam” – Steve Hackett, Darktown
    “Special Cases” – Djam Karet, Ascension
    “Shamburger” – Stephen Rippy, David Rippy, Kevin McMullan, Age of Empires Compilation Soundtrack
    “Prelude for St. Joan” – Roger Eno, Between Tides
    “Secret Garden” – Alan Parsons Project, Eve
    “An Arc of Doves” – Harold Budd & Brian Eno, AMBIENT 2: The Plateaux of Mirror
    “Dharma Reggae” – Ozric Tentacles, Erpsongs

  3. Another fine Random Tale.

    1. “In The Crowd” The Jam / All Mod Cons
    2. “Slut” Big Star / Keep An Eye On The Sky
    3. “Smelling Cigarettes” The Fiery Furnaces / EP
    4. “Goodnight My Love” The Shangri-Las / Leader Of The Pack
    5. “Highway 61 Revisited” Bob Dylan / Highway 61 Revisited
    6. “Bipolar” Blonde Redhead / Live in SF – 12.04.2000
    7. “Neptune’s Net” M. Ward / Post-War
    8. “Workhorse” My Brightest Diamond / Bring Me The Workhorse
    9. “Racing Like a Pro” The National / Boxer
    10. “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” Stevie Wonder / Innervisions 
    bonus: “She Don’t Care About Time” Gene Clark / Roadmaster

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