Friday, April 22, 2011

7.2 Promises to Keep


“What’s on the other side of these woods?” Atom stopped to get his breath.
“How would I know?”
“Shh” No.3 crouched with spear pointing forward.
“Don’t you hiss at me” said Cajones
“Listen!” hissed No.3.
Cajones angled his ears in the direction indicated by No.3’s spear; Atom leaned forward like a hunt dog pointing; the trees bowed to the silence.
Music.
“I hate music,” said Cajones, sitting back on his haunches, “It’s fucking unnatural; confuses my eye/ear coordination.
“It’s beautiful” said Atom.
No.3 slid sideways between two trunks; Atom followed.
No.3 popped his head back a second later, “C’mon you big pussy, come join us out on the limb”




10 comments:

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Ok, this is really weird. I swear to you, just the other day I was wondering what kind of music Atom would have on his listening device.

Great post!

Harlequin said...

the whole thing is simply marvelous... and the last line, sublime. you have one intriguing mind...

Pisces Iscariot said...

Lobi: Atom's technology is limited to the PoBox, his ears must serve as rudimentary listening devices :)

Harlequin: love that word marvelous; it's so nineteen twenties :]

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Poor Atom will never get to hear the genius of Bruce Haac's 1970 album: The Electric Lucifer. Heh.

Your series of post about Atom made me think of this album.

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

err, Bruce Haack.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Lobi: OK, you've got me interested now - have just read the Bruce Haack wiki and will go out of my way to give this a listen. Thanks.

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

The Numbers: Track 5: War
Cajones: Track 10: Word Game
Atom: I say Track 12: Super Nova, but according to you,
he's Track 14: Being Silent.

HA!

I grew up listening to this mans music. He was wayyyy before his time.

Used to listen to this album when I was 11, all hopped up on Tang and Fruity Pebbles, top volume! Heh.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Lobi: Have given these tracks a quick listen (unfortunately I'm missing 14) but they sound amazing - I will need to listen later at my leisure (workplace no good for contemplation!)

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

No worries. Track 14 is actually 5:01 of silence. HA!

Your profile picture reminds me of a song called: Stuck On Mars, off the 1982 album: Through The Door by Jeff Johnson and Sandy Simpson.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Lobi: another one I'm not familiar with (and I thought my musical tastes were eclectic) :B