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Thursday, April 08, 2010

 
The Streets of Baltimore

One of my faves - -



Well I sold the farm to take my woman where she used to be
We left our kin and all our friends back there in Tennessee
And I bought those one way tickets she had often begged me for
And they took us to the streets of Baltimore
Well her heart was filled with gladness when she saw those city lights
She said the prettiest place on earth was Baltimore at night
Well a man feels proud to give his woman what she's longing for
And I kinda liked the streets of Baltimore


When I got myself a factory job, I ran an old machine
And I bought a little cottage in a neighborhood serene
And every night when I'd come home with every muscle sore
She'd drag me through the streets of Baltimore
Well I did my best to bring her back to what she used to be
Then I soon learned she loved those bright lights more than she loved me
Now I'm a going back on that same train that brought me here before
While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore
While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore



Tuesday, April 06, 2010

 
Arlo

"Do you get too old to scold?"

The little boy ran down the hall singing the sing-song line in his head. He thought he was in the clear. It was something that he had heard his parents say in the kitchen nook. They thought they were shielded by the silence of the house but the boy had come down to get a glimpse of his punishment.

"He's too goddamn old to scold."

"No he isn't. The shit he does... the shit he does - we should lock him up. We should lock him up and have someone else take care of him. I can't take this anymore." The Mother was twice the angrier of the two.

"Well - there's nothing we can laud over him. There's nothing he'll miss."

"T.V. - he'll miss that shit."

"But then we can't watch T.V." the Father said with some sort of poor mouth response. Sheepishly looking down and then back up. He knew they only had one television in their tiny little apartment and that it was the only escape from their wretched boring lives. They created nothing. They saved nothing. The nourished nothing. They harbored nothing. And now - somehow, in this little care they became nothing.

"What are our options?" The mother said looking down at the only thing she was still proud of... her wood floors. It was what she spent their wedding money on. They bought the little apartment from the Home Owners Association and the first thing she did was put in wood floors. It was quite ridiculous but it was only step 1 in her plans of making this home. Then the boy came...

The boy stood on the 3rd step in the duplex. It was the partition in the house where he could hide and hear. His wobbly head smelled. His feet were dirty and he had been in the same pajamas for 3 days. He had yet to learn to bath himself or care about his own hygiene.

"So what? What now? What do we about this?"

The mother looked again at the corner of the room and pointed. The wood parquet flooring had been removed in one section. They hadn't noticed what was underneath. They both knelt down and pulled it up. It was sticky with some sort of jelly on it. It was paper. It was tens of sheets of paper all stuck together. They were pictures.

The mother wept.

The father moved his head in shame.

The 240 pound middle aged boy - ran down and hugged them both. They all sat in the corner and cried.




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The time I almost killed a child
July 4th in Korea
Excerpts from Demian
Why I screen phone calls
Bret's Death Metal Report
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So you think you are a Baltimorian
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Tech Language
Why I love Oasis
I would go to war
"You Son of a Bitch" An Open Letter to Tom Friend
Dance to Your Ocean
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When men become pussies
Jason Whitlock is a racist propaganda promoter
Pitchfork takes music snobbery to new level
The Cosmic Clash of the Red Sox and Cubs
The Hatred that is Runts Candy
Starting corporate line-up
Google Bio
Do you know me? List 1 / List 2 / List 3
The Night I Burned Philly Down
So You Want to be a Booze Hound
She Said it was Free
Funniest Corporate Story Ever
Striped Shirts and the Fucks that Wear Them
Death Peddle
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Pieces of Morning
Oasis Album Revew
The Art of Tipping
Starting Fires With Grass Stains
Bret's Federal Hill Food Review
Sexcapades and your Picture on the Internet
Stupid Secrets
Stupid Secrets the Return


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