what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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on & off like hot & cold and up & down

October 6, 2020

in through the out door

it all ends up in the same place

one way or another 

pick a slot

drop it in

hefty toggle switches

with satisfying clunks





the punch line

what it all comes down to

is not Alanis Morissette

 it's Bob Mould

Like Tom Bice would say “You’re the one telling them how it is” then he’d smirk and roll his eyes so he’d actually be saying, you’re getting screwed.  We want to think we’re in control in the driver’s seat in charge of something. As if we have a say in things. Maybe that’s true sometimes but it’s all in your mind. We all know some assholes that think it’s true for them all the time. It’s taking those assholes a bit longer to catch on. 


Do me a favor and don’t do me any favors. If I want the light on I’ll turn it on and if I want it off I’ll turn it off. A big clunky toggle switch is great and the satisfying click accompanied by immediate results works for me. I can flip it with my elbow or coffee cup or beer can or whatever’s in my other hand. If I want to save energy I’ll turn the fucking light off. I don’t need six or eight choices with a timer or a thermostat or a bluetooth speaker. Just a light switch thank you. Goddamn kids get off my lawn. 


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pilder said...


Posted October 7, 2020 05:31 AM | Reply to this comment

Alistair. said...

Those mailboxes on the northe side of 3917 University Way are all too familiar to me... Also, Bob Mould playing live is something to behold. Really, for real.

Posted October 7, 2020 08:44 PM | Reply to this comment

when I was your age said...


Posted October 8, 2020 05:40 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to Alistair....

word. I saw Bob Mould on his "workbook" tour. He was playing a very small space but stacked enough amps and equipment to blowout a stadium. Saw Sugar once too. kicked ass sincerely, for real, really.

Posted October 8, 2020 06:00 AM | Reply to this comment

like Soul Asylum said...

where will you be in 1993?

Posted October 8, 2020 08:16 AM | Reply to this comment

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