josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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12 Dec '02 04:19:49 PM

I can imagine Stephin Merritt becoming a bum.

12 Dec '02 04:18:49 PM

Oh, a very worldly bum, to be sure.

12 Dec '02 04:18:35 PM

Perhaps smoky drifter. Or bum.

12 Dec '02 04:17:59 PM

Or carnival midget, if you will.

12 Dec '02 04:17:46 PM

These songs tend not to be sung in a Cookie Monster voice.

12 Dec '02 04:17:21 PM

Several of his tunes make me feel quite light on my feet, in fact.

12 Dec '02 04:17:04 PM

Not, of course, that that's all he's good for.

12 Dec '02 04:16:40 PM

I have lots of Tom Waits records though.

12 Dec '02 04:16:12 PM

Well, sometimes I do.