Memory Lane has potholes deeper than sinkholes, stuff that never quite gets repaired.

One Friday night, I went for a walk. Turned the corner at Memory and Luck, stepped off the sidewalk, and down I went. Tripped so easily; fell so far. Didn’t think I’d ever hit bottom.

They didn’t find me until Monday morning. No one had thought to look for me there.

It was the best weekend I’d had in years.

Lida Husik — Fly Stereophonic, from Fly Stereophonic (1997)
Soul Coughing — Down to This, from Ruby Vroom (1994)
Cornershop — Sleep on the Left Side, from When I Was Born for the 7th Time (1997)
Folk Implosion — Natural One, from Kids Soundtrack (1995)
Garbage — Queer, from Garbage (1995)
Moby — Feeling So Real, from Everything is Wrong (1994)
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion — Fuck Shit Up, from Now I Got Worry (1996)
Beck — Sexx Laws, from Midnite Vultures (1999)
Mekons — Club Mekon, from The Mekons Rock ‘N’ Roll (1989)
Breeders — Lord of the Thighs, from “Cannonball” single (1993)
Liz Phair — Rocket Boy, from Stealing Beauty Soundtrack (1996)
Sonic Youth — Bull in the Heather, from Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star (1994)
Sleater-Kinney — It’s Enough, from Dig Me Out (1997)
Fun-Lovin’ Criminals — Scooby Snacks, from Come Find Yourself (1996)
The Crystal Method — Busy Child, from Vegas (1997)
Everything but the Girl — Flipside, from Walking Wounded (1996)
Massive Attack — Safe from Harm, from Blue Lines (1992)
Golden Palominos — No Skin, from Pure (1994)
Portishead — Wandering Star, from Dummy (1994)

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Rob Smith

Rob Smith is a writer, teacher, wage earner, and all-around evil genius who spends most of his time holed up in his cluttered compound in central PA. His favorite color is ultramarine blue. His imaginary band Mr. Vertigo tours every summer. You can follow Rob on Twitter, if you desire.

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