A playlist of songs for when you find yourself imprisoned in an experimental laboratory by cold-blooded scientists who have filled your mind and body with electrodes and are doing cruel tests on you, perhaps incrementally replacing your human form with mechanical parts until you become an insane robot.
Am I Awake - They Might Be Giants
Men In White Coats - Oppenheimer Analysis
Strict Machine - Goldfrapp
Monomania - Deerhunter
Experiment #6 - Lemon Jelly
I Am Made Of Chalk - Crystal Castles
Mecha Joy - Baths
I can’t wrtite to the best of my ability unless I’m in the right mood; the right mood strikes once a year as a beam of pure yellow sunlight breaks through a heart-shaped cloud to strike a particular spot on the rim of my glasses and sear an encouraging koala stamp on the top-left of my blank page. This day is the day after my deadline.
If only I could be as arrogant and reckless in real life as I am cycling.
n. the moment of realization that your quintessential self isn’t going to show up, which forces the role to fall upon the understudy, the humble kid for whom nothing is easy, who has spent years mouthing their lines in the wings before stumbling out into the glare of your life, which by then is already well into its second act.