Removed from paper inner sleeve
shiny black disc catching light, rainbows across the groove carefully placed on turntable's spinning platter to keep finger marks at bay spinning, 33 1/3 snap, crackle, pop the needle takes flight leading in to the rumble of bass crash of high hat singer's lyrical weavings a density of sound the smell of vinyl a whiff of aging cardboard sleeve artwork fit for a gallery
Return late at night
34mph on the gangway Decimated and tired rotated and unstoppable When I come back around the cul-de-sac the green candle shines my return Flag hangs big and ogreish Waiting for something more I replaced my turntable Black and wood on wood desk Grains matched unintentionally On one speaker I placed my snowglobe Big Ben tall and wide Snow stirs when I play On the other The Capitol Big heavy white dome Smaller and wider but still just as lost Blizzard of turning particle What mood do i turn to? Daft and electronic Queen of hearts and misery Dance of mad villainy? 33.333333 repeating An album cover to cover slip safely in between read the inherent vibrative tone glide my eaten fingernail And sing the songs through my teeth 33.33333 repeating Songs forever maintained Never compressed, just expressed Saved into physical form 33.3333 repeating Round and round Fibonacci of doom Spiral totally in control There is another side to this story I never knew 33.333 repeating They were going to make movies on vinyl screens with vinyl tape and vinyl face Then we got cable 33.33 repeating Mesmerized by the glide of the needle softer than a lover's touch sharper than an atomic clock 33.3 repeating It will be time to flip sides Soon I will know no evil Only the darker satellite 33 repeating I repeat: Listen closely and find the spot Queue it up and fall apart
and a story starts spinning on the turntable your heart - the needle dropped
'coup de foudre' is the French expression for 'love at first sight'. Its literal meaning is 'strike of lightning'
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