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I don’t have to be on that bus.

THE ANDROID REBELLION BY NICOLAS GATTIG 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 53


The bus left at 10 in time for tonight’s show in Sacramento. I thought about something Steve Drt had once said in an interview. Asked on camera if we would ever do Lollapalooza, he gave a smile full of plant teachers. “You know, 80 per cent of success is not showing up,” he said. “For the bullshit, that is.”  I don’t have to be on that bus, I thought, sitting down at a cafe. I can drop the whole thing, slam cappuccinos till happy hour, then get smashed at a bar.

Hey chief, thanks for picking us up.

PERFECT STRANGERS BY ANDREW SPINK 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 53

I dream stories in my sleep. 

MARLENE OLIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 53

So I started writing. First a few hours a week.  Now five hours a day. It’s my salvation. I itch to hit the computer keys. I dream stories in my sleep.