Saturday, February 28, 2009

communiqué #22: radio silence

Apologies to all my fellow siblings for the absence of communication over the past week. I have not intended to be aloof. I have needed this time away to collect myself and take stock of where I stand up in the soup. MIA, certainly. But only temporarily. And hopefully no longer alone and spiked and nailed to a signpost on the sharp curve of the road.

Things are moving. Good things are growing. From a junction which has history, regret, and a knapsack full of dogged ambition. Or devotion.

Touch wood, leaves and stems and seeds, I don't - we don't - fuck up again.

BIG STAR: I'M IN LOVE WITH A GIRL from "Radio City" LP (Ardent/Stax) 1974 (US)



davyh said...

Before all music there is first silence. Welcome back iB.

Unknown said...

hell, if this is radio silence, then what've I done? ...must've smashed the transmissions tower on my end! But I AM working on a grand and illustrious return...
Glad to hear that things are looking up on your end! Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel ISN'T an oncoming train!
Peace, brother.

(the word verification sounds like a toast, so I raise a glass to you and say "Treventi!")

ib said...

Thanks, Davy.

Matt, I am looking forward to your return, brother. I have been hit by the train, but it seems just to have been a glancing blow. One light comes back on as the other screams and dims.

Peace to you, my friend.

HowMarvellous said...

welcome back ib, I trust things turn out as good as the music.

Löst Jimmy said...

ib even if it were but a few days I missed the words, welcome back!

have a good Sunday in your corner of Alba

Word Verification = obarkful

Brushback said...

POTENTIALLY my favorite Big Star song.

In reality it doesn't stack up to "September Gurls" and "Daisy Glaze" and so forth, but every time that album ends with that song coming on, it's just so simple and perfect as a finishing track that I think "Wow, that might be Alex's best song ever."

ib said...

Thanks, HM and Löst Jimmy; I am still preoccupied with a host of things I need to set right in the here and now, but I will be back to posting regularly shortly. Your good wishes are appreciated.

Brushback: thanks for that. As short and simple a sign off as it is, I agree it is close to perfect, perhaps, as Alex ever came. This is the second time I have posted this song up here and I stand by that emotion.

Harby Jay said...

Nice one here