beale street rust
photograph by sly parrish.
\”Driving in my big black car Nothing can go wrong I\’m going and I don\’t know how far So. so long
Maybe I\’ll sleep in a Holiday Inn
Nothing can hurt me Nothing can touch me Why should I care ? Driving\’s a gas It ain\’t gonna last
Sunny day, high If it rains it\’s all the same I can\’t feel the pain I can\’t feel a thing.\”
– Alex Chilton.
Another DUI. Or maybe just an insurance number.
Shiny Happy People Holding Hands in the back seat. A ribbon of charred tape. Roaches in the ash tray. A black hole in the dashboard where the cigarette lighter ought to be. Copper wiring.
▼ BIG STAR: BACK OF A CAR (ALTERNATIVE TAKE \’74) from \”Beale Street Green\” CD (Balboa Pop) 1996 (US)