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Don’t punch out the tabs by Joe Zucchiatti

The shameful truth revealed in the final ten seconds of a ninety minute recordable cassette tape, sloppily overdubbed, so that in moments of quiet the original recording still bleeds through and as The Essential Dixie Cowboy comes to a close and Jenks “Tex” Carman finishes bashing holy hell out of his National Steel and singing in a voice so delightfully off-key I am transported to a world in which there are no keys other than his own I am forced to remember that there was a time when I actually liked the fucking Doors

Which reminds me of my father by Taylor Eagan Punch drunk on the saxophone, Monk tells me not to play what he's playing, to let the drummer sound good, let things go by. A lesson in listening. I try to listen harder -hear trains by 380, bites of grapefruit taken, squeaking bedsprings and bear traps snapping. This is what I fall asleep to and dream of James River jazz, that I cup in my hands. It spills out over the edges. The sounds sneak up on me like an open window covered in wet leaves. It must have started raining. When did it start raining?

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