Saturday, July 2, 2011

Doom & gloom, or, occasional poetic license

♫ I ride alone, yeah, with nobody else ♪

♪ I always feel like somebody's watching me ♫

♪ Don't look back, same crap is breakin' ♫

♫ You're just like crosstown traffic, so hard to get through to you ♪

♫ [drawing a blank on 'pipe' tunes so listen to this] ♪

♪ I want to set you free, recognize my disease ♫

♫ It isn't right, it isn't fair, there was no parking anywhere ♪

♫ We got a kinder, gentler crosswalk hand ♪

♪ And it's too late, baby, now it's too late ♫

♫ [sometimes it's better to zip it] ♪

♪ There's only one way to blah ♫

♫ You have the talent to make me feel like dirt ♪

♪ One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do ♫

♫ Why don’t you meet me at midnight baby, outside the sad cafe ♪

♪ This is not an exit, I can never change it ♫


Laura said...

Why is there never any people around when you're taking pictures?
I mean.. was there some kind of nuclear blast in downtown Cleveland and the only mutant left .. is you?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Laura, I get the same remark about my photos. (Only its downtown Columbus...but still no people.)

R.G., did one of those signs say swerve right when a full glass of Guinness comes into view?

Randal Graves said...

laura, because radioactive mutants are scary, duh. Plus my Segway is heavily-armed.

if, unless there's something going on downtown, most non-entertainment (read: booze & hookers) sections pretty much evaporate post-rush hour.

& grab that brew as you scoot on by!

Anonymous said...

Once I applied for a poetic learner's permit, in hopes that one day I'd earn the actual poetic license. The Department of Poetic Vehicles reviewed my application, looked me over physically, and announced that I am a threat to all who travel the wordways. A palabric outlaw, I am! Sentenced to breaking inverted syntax and misplaced apostrophes in the hot sun!

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

I was in Dayton once, and I think it is the gateway to Clevelandistan. It was amusing because there is a huge airforce base there protecting us agains (what?) Canada, who I think yearn to have a rust belt of their own.

Anyway, you could land a Stealth Bomber in the downtown after dark, and no one would witness it.

But on the plus side, Clevelandistan has Ruhlman, so you are already doing better than most failed cities (including San José).



Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

The Ventures! misspent youth!

Quite a nice post, and the accompanying muzik m'dear Randal. You worked hard on this..or else you are an idiot-savant. Not a slam, just an observation. ;-D

susan said...

Great collection of images with songs to match. You are one deep dude and I hope you never fall off your armoured Segway when the ghouls come out.

I loved the Ventures. Does anybody remember Eddy Cochrane? Of course, I was just a tiny child at the time..

Randal Graves said...

karl of the österreich, a pox on your pop, rocks, it does, cuz bees have fuzz, don't know why, can't pet 'em.

tengrain, Wright-Patterson, home of the last surviving XB-70 & Hangar 18, but not Dave Mustaine.

Plus, we have this amazing lack of people, a great boon for a misanthrope such as yours truly.

And precious, precious snow.

dusty, didn't work all that hard, which probably (read: likely) makes me an idiot, but I'm fine with that.

susan, mopey, perhaps. Man, I hate those things. Unless you're 80 or your leg is broken, well, shudder.

I read about Eddie in a history book, muah. Strangely, the first time I heard that song was Blue Cheer's cover.

Tom Harper said...

Cool. An earworm with (almost) every photo.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said... working hard I meant you took the photos, you uploaded them ...then you picked music for said photos which required you to search around the YouTube site and finally:

You posted the post. Dude..that is a lot of work and no you are not an idiot! ;)

Laura said...

if~ I had a friend that moved to Columbus back in the late 70's. Her name was Melanie. Do you know her?? :P


Demeur said...

Dayton? We all know that's not true. Everybody knows it's Akron where tires are no longer produced. Chinese rubber is so much cheaper you know.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Tengrain, that base is supposed to protect us from Cincinnati. But they're not doing a very good job (see Robert Mecklenborg for a recent example).

Laura, I don't know a Melanie from here. (Truth be told, I am not quite the social butterfly I was a decade or so ago.)

I blame society.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

LMAO- I blame society You are just too cute dude. ;-P