Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rainclouds and Cigarettes: Sea-Salt Chicago


A drowsy day spent admiring the marshy Wisconsin countryside, and dodging deadly yuppie traffic outside of Chicago.

Now I am in a Chicago drug circle, resting cross-legged on olive green carpet on the fourth floor of an apartment building. Blunts are being rolled and bongs are being loaded. I'm a little drunk and a lot exhausted, and frankly have no patience for this sort of thing tonight, but I'd rather have experiences peppered with regret than dull nights of relative comfort and rationale, lost to the tide of true sea-salt memories.

(proving my point. . . .)

That was all hours ago, and now the sun is coming up through a pearly blue Chicago sky, blue like a smokey ocean. I'm being rocked to sleep by the rattling roar of passing buses.

the Dumpster Babies (Chicago, IL)
Wrong Crowd (Kansas City, MO)

Whitewater Tavern (Little Rock, AR)
Red Barn (Peoria, IL)

Harry: $10 (Cracker Barrel)
Timmy: $2.oo (hot cocoa)

*the Cramps - 1st record
*Echo and the Bunnymen - Songs to Learn and Sing

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