Music moves us in ways trains cannot.

Reading this Express article about Metro I-pod overflow reminded me of a story I wrote last year. Here’s a response to their article by way of an excerpt:

Music moves us in ways trains cannot. Thump thumping ear-buds drown out clickety-clacks while swooshing doors vomit suited lemmings onto poles of indifference. Garbled voices warn tourons of doors closing, babies squeal, children nag, the homeless hum. The sub-audible spillover of a thousand I-pods floats through the throng, passing well-toned legs so smooth, between jacketed shoulders brushing together slightly. The sound that isn’t. Unnoticed songs mingle silently, quietly fucking, to conceive – in static-charged air – new music: hybrid mixes that no one seems to hear. Save me.

3 Comments so far

  1. Kristen (unregistered) on December 19th, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    That’s pretentious as hell. And boring.

  2. darpino (unregistered) on December 19th, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    Thanks for the kind words K.

  3. Jenn L (unregistered) on December 19th, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

    Everyone’s a critic now, everyone can state their opinions as fact, eh? God forbid there’s ever anything constructive about it, anything truly thoughtful.

    Now THAT’S boring.

    I like the rhythm of the excerpt, Darpino. I would suggest "conceiving" instead of "to conceive" – to immediately echo the "c" plosive in "fucking" just prior – but that’s me.

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