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on/off ins and outs

Alder treeline, Joyce Quadrangle, August 2010

Picking out some music for a day trip. Rolling Stones, Big Star, early Clash, Blind Willie McTell. Makes me realize how much I miss the impact of turning the ignition on a car and have music blast out immediately. All this waiting for things to boot up is a drag. Even gas pumps take 10 minutes to wake up. Can’t slam a phone anymore either. Much poetry of popular culture has been lost forever.  The gravitas of immediacy and impulse, of On or Off. All that’s left is the baggage of mass consumerism with none of the character.