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Monday, September 29, 2008

Just Like the White Winged Yawn

posted by on September 29 at 11:14 AM

A Moment of Drive-By Synchronization that Spun the Earth

Dove1.jpgDriving North past the bus stop on Rainier Ave. under the I-90 overpass, I saw a man yawning. He was seated, waiting for the bus. It was one of those all consuming yawns. He was a hefty Asian chef with silver slicked back hair. His head was tilted back, eyes were closed, and his apron was still on.

Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen was playing on the radio in my car. “Just like the white winged dove sings a song, sounds like she’s singing / Ooo baby… ooo, said ooo.

As I drove by the bus stop, the man’s yawn coincided exactly with the end of the song’s fourth of fifth verse. Stevie sings a long “oooooaaaaaaahhh”. The timing of the yawn perfectly matched the singing and the mouth movement of the “oooooaaaaaaahhh”. The guy couldn’t have tried to match it any more perfectly.

A hemisphere of realization came over me and I knew I was alive. Too much alignment was there for the instant to have occurred by chance.

Seven that’s: That song on that radio station, during that part, driving by that well lit bus stop? That man sitting there, happening to yawn at that moment, with identical mouth movements and duration to the singing of that of the part in the song?

It may have only lasted for three seconds, but it cracked me on the head.

Sometimes the littlest things have the largest resonance.

It may have only lasted for three seconds, but for those three seconds, it spun the earth.

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Dude. I drove over a cliff bumping Roger Troutman.

Watever. That's my bad Tuesday.

You ever wonder what song people get their asses kicked to the most?

I'll bet it's "So Ruff So Tuff". Maybe "Computer Love".

Am I tripping?

Posted by Flizz | September 29, 2008 11:50 AM

Absolutely not tripping, my Flizz.

Whenever I hear "Computer Love" I sock myself in the jaw.

Posted by trent moorman | September 29, 2008 12:10 PM

Every reasonably working-it 80s punk you know had sex with a new waver to "Computer Love" in that decade. "Purple Rain" = "Purple Private Parts." Had my own ass kicked to The Gun Club and Bryan Ferry within weeks of each other. So I guess I deserved it.

Posted by Chris Estey | September 29, 2008 12:59 PM

Chris...Prints is teh shit/

What if he did just one song with Ann and Nancy...and Slayer (just keeping my side of the street clean)

Posted by Flizzle | September 30, 2008 3:07 AM

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