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Monday, April 16, 2007

An Ode to the Comet

posted by on April 16 at 12:00 PM


Oh Comet
You have been written about before, and you will be written about again, but I must confess my love
In the past week
In you I have been three times
And each, in it’s own way
Has been wonderful.

The first time
I came in at the end
Holy Ghost Revival was 15 minutes in
But I missed nothing, nothing at all
The Comet was soon to be mutilated temporarily (as it often is)
Glasses were thrown, cigarettes smoked inside, curtains and light sockets torn down
And at the end, no one was punished
Everything looked as good as it ever does
Which is not that good.

Oh Comet of the out of order women’s restroom
Oh Comet of the long line to get a drink
Oh Comet of the ugly life-torn old regulars
I love thee.

The second time, this last Friday
I came to the Comet very drunk indeed
Committing to speak in a Southern drawl all night
I was made fun of duly, and spent much time outside
Smoking cigarettes and being loud.
Inside, watching the Intelligence
A man was shaking a chair above his head, with little reason
He was dragged out, refusing to stand and walk like a homo sapien
The ragged floor snagged his shirt, the bartender and wrist-stamper were unfazed.

Oh Comet of the out of order women’s restroom
Oh Comet of the long line to get a drink
Oh Comet of the ugly life-torn old regulars
I love thee.

The third time, for the Trashies, when I entered you
Oh Comet
I was all alone
abstaining from Drink
with good reason.
I watched your orderly chaos from a corner and jumped every time
Fireworks were lit off in the opposite corner
The bang sounding like a loud, high tom drum.
That is a bad corner to light fireworks as the police are wary of guns.

Oh Comet of the out of order women’s restroom
Oh Comet of the long line to get a drink
Oh Comet of the ugly life-torn old regulars
I love thee.

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1

I walked in to The Comet just as The Trashies started playing "Rock Lobster," and eventually stumbled out totally smitten.

Posted by E | April 16, 2007 12:21 PM
2

Good work! You've inspired me, and I've taken your lead by penning three haiku about The Comet over at the Seattle Powerpop Blog.

Posted by Seattle-Powerpop | April 16, 2007 4:07 PM
3

The comet is amazing. I heard there is a secret headliner after the lashes on april 27. My guess is U.S.E! There are rumors about them testing out new songs.

Posted by brad | April 17, 2007 9:19 AM

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