Endless Loop: Lust for Life

iggypopHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Lust For Life” by Iggy Pop

A night in 1998: skipping a class…coming home early…cigarette with the neighbor…Jack and Coke…dinner with friends some place that doesn’t card…meeting at someone’s apartment…weed and beer…a house party somewhere…packs of smokes…whiskey…bourbon…beer…tacos…more weed and beer…something stronger…accidentally setting fire to the backyard…almost crashing a car…another party…stealing a keg…running through the park…skinny dipping with strange girls…a quick stop at a corner store for more cigarettes…whiskey…bourbon…beer…more weed and more beer…making out with a stranger…passing out in a bathroom…waking up…acoustic guitar jam in a hot tub…nudity…passing out again…waking up again in a strange bed in a strange house…throwing up…water and smokes…another joint…a haze that slowly fades to black until I awake back at my place…dizzy…nauseous…tired…hair of the dog…and somewhere Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” plays.

A night in 2018: leaving work…picking up kids from school or daycare or Grandma’s house…sit-ups…walking the dog…getting out dinner…picking up a little…folding laundry…reading homework with the kindergartener…making dinner…cleaning up…doing dishes…watching kid shows on Netflix or Prime or cable…putting up laundry…spacing out on social media…bathing the kids…pajamas…arguing about bedtime…picking up toys…reading bedtime stories…five more minutes to play…games…Legos…action figures…wiping down the kitchen counter…telling another bedtime story…watching the last five minutes of the game…carrying a sleeping toddler to his room…watching some ‘80s trash horror movie on Shudder or Prime or YouTube…enjoying one strong, dark ale…letting the dog out to pee one more time…turning off the lights…setting the alarm for 5:30AM…lying down in bed…sore…aching…tired…shutting my eyes…and somewhere Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” plays.

A night in 2038: ???…???…???…???…???…???…???…and somewhere Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” plays.

 

Thomas H Williams

Thomas H Williams

From a bunker somewhere in Central Texas, Thomas H. Williams spends most of his time with his wife, his two sons, and his increasingly neurotic dog. He listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of excellent beers, and gets out from time to time. For even more shenanigans, visit heavenisanincubator.blogspot.com.

One Response to Endless Loop: Lust for Life
  1. Shawn C. Baker Reply

    My favorite post from You ever, hands down. And considering I have, by now, a long list of favorite posts from You, that’s something worth celebrating. I raise a dark ale and crank Lust for Life on Your behalf my friend.

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