August 19, 2003
Tilde Carl

edited; here's the link now: tilde carl

on one level, there's the romance, or the romantic: "2003.08.06 / remembering tonight how your nails dug into my palms / and i couldn't look to see the anger in your eyes"

and there's the sadness: "2000.11.24 / when i was small i didn't have an imaginary friend. i had an imaginary enemy. / his name was oliver. / he usually won."

and there's Galaxie 500: "2001.04.04 / I don't wanna stay at your party / I don't wanna talk with your friends / I don't wanna vote for your president / I just wanna be your tugboat captain"
(and of course Galaxie was both romance and sadness, the way I remember it)

but also there's the fact that this guy's been doing this for a long time -- a really long time for the medium. It is touching, watching the arc or descent of what it was becoming what it is. Remembering what things were then, what they are now. That arc is always touching, but the other things make it more so. (and now I am thinking about the Moviegoer, and repetition, and the constant sounding of the gap between then and now, and wondering.)

whoever this is, he reminds me a little of Kevin. I wonder if it's that Carl. One of you must know him. I think yeah, it's that Carl.

Posted by dbrown at August 19, 2003 07:53 PM

It is that Carl. Someone who knows him said he reminded her of me as well. Me, I don't know, and I don't know him, and you DB, are one degree away, I believe, via AMC. That's about as insular as I can be before 10:30 AM. I need coffee.

Posted by: Kevin Slavin on August 20, 2003 10:08 AM

Of course it's that Carl. And re: insularity, well, we're all much more connected than Carl would like to believe.

And, DB, if you like ~carl, you'll also like: Two Solitudes. Or maybe not. It's even more, er, meta.

Posted by: AMC on August 23, 2003 06:02 PM

I can't believe you didn't know it was that Carl!
He's been doing a very nice job on

Posted by: Marisa on August 28, 2003 09:29 PM

Okay, but which Marisa is this?

Posted by: dbrown on September 2, 2003 10:38 AM
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