Another Record (redux)
Two 33 1/3 rpm records are arguing with each other on Christmas Eve 1992.
One record, Casserole by The Tinklers, cedes the polemic to the other—The Shaggs’ Philosophy of The World.
“That’s OK,” Casserole says as it spins to a stop. “They’ve played you the most. You win, but you’re turning into a groove-less hag. All crackle and hiss!”
Philosophy of The World says: “No, it’s awful. They’ve bought our compact disc replacements. ‘The future is not as good as it used to be!’”
“Hah!” Casserole says, “good one, but that was on another record.”
What I’m Reading:
“… I would leave this earth and these stars, because I would take nothing with me from here, because I’ve looked into what’s coming, and I don’t need anything from here.”
— László Krasznahorkai / “I Don’t Need Anything from Here”