Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Were I not single right now, I am not sure I would be so in love with the new Twin Shadow album, Confess. I may have liked it, sure, but there probably would not have been the amazing relationship that this album and I have formed over the last week. It is all I want to hear, day and night. We encountered each other at exactly the right moment. I was sitting on the side of the road, all sad and lonely, no one stopping for me, everyone breezing past, and this guy on a motorcycle pulled up and told me to hop on back, that he had some sexy, dark tunes he wanted to play for me. I needed something that projected badass. I needed something that did so self-consciously. I want to pop the collar of my nonexistent leather jacket and put on my shades and say FUCK YOU, I AM A BADASS.  But not in all caps, because that is certainly not badass. It would be a throwaway line, something mumbled, all lower caps. Better yet still, it would be a look, just a glance that told you I don't give a shit.

The night before last night, I got quite stoned and blasted this album and danced around my apartment. When I went to bed, I didn't want to part from it. I put on my headphones and fell asleep to the album on repeat. I held tight. I woke up sometime around 4am and took off my headphones. I have wanted to invite all of Brooklyn over to my house so we can all get stoned and listen to this album.

And after getting sloshed at this restaurant that I got invited to last night with Brendan and after trying to go to a reading at Phoenix that I totally missed, I suggested we go back to my house and get stoned and listen to this album. I want to do this all the time. New pickup line: Want to get stoned and listen to x record? Gay stoners right this way please.

We sat on my couch and talked about life and boys and who really knows as we listened to this album. We were drunk and in our underwear and then not in our underwear and there were amazing tunes going that gave everything the perfect soundtrack. I talked about Top Gun because this album seems like a lost soundtrack to that film in some ways. We watched songs from the film's actual soundtrack. At some point, we started making out. His dick was in my mouth. His ass was sitting on my face and I couldn't get enough, couldn't get close enough. The hunger sometimes happens, sometimes doesn't. I was hungry last night. We tumbled to my bed. We fucked around for a while until we tired. We cuddled. I woke up too early this morning and we sucked each other's cocks and then jerked off until we came. I made myself a cup of coffee and got ready for work, Brendan still in bed. I was awake for only ten minutes so far and already I was itching to hear Twin Shadow. I wanted to play it but thought it was too early, that Brendan was still probably asleep.

When I left for work, you best believe that I had my headphones in and had this album blasting.

I got off work today, dead tired, and could not wait to take a nap. I got a text from the guy uptown. I couldn't say no to money. Did I mention I am going to Spain next Wednesday? I pissed and came in his mouth. As I was doing so, I caught a glimpse through his window of a sign reading "ALL HAIL THE KING." It was on the side of a bus advertising a television show.

Cash in my back pocket, I put on my headphones and got on the back of that motorcycle.

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