Monday, July 18, 2011

X Marks the Spot

     In the parking lot of a Perkins Restaurant & Bakery at half-past midnight, Todd stands watching as Megan, with lit cigarette between her lips, rummages though a garbage sack in the back seat of a lifted Ford Taurus station wagon. Chad stands beside him but he's more concerned with a takeout box containing the smoked turkey reuben he'd ordered specifically to go. Megan removes a can of fluorescent orange spray paint from the sack and proceeds to inscribe an enormous 'X' upon the crotch of her ragged blue jeans, after which she tosses the can back into the car. For the first time in weeks, Chad bellows with laughter and observes that X marks the twa- but Megan interrupts him by slapping the open box along with its contents up into his face and down upon the cement below. She then pulls the hood of her sweatshirt over her head and flicks the cigarette at Todd alongside a command to start the car before stomping off toward the restaurant. Todd listlessly watches her pass though the windowed vestibule and into the Men's restroom, while much to his dismay, Chad stoops down to gather his sandwich, at which point Todd can't help but ponder just how, let alone why he got himself involved with such utterly incorrigible maniacs; and yet he goes to start the car anyway.

The Raconteurs - Consoler of the Lonely
Arcade Fire - Half Light II (No Celebration)
El-P - Run the Numbers
Radiohead - Let Down
Snow Patrol - Disaster Button
The Killers - My List
Playradioplay! - Forgiveness, the Enviable Trait
White Zombie - Blood, Milk and Sky

(It's a playlist, silly.)

No comments: