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