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I was most definitely too young to embrace disco in the way it was intended. Although I did wear polyester at times, it was more often in the form of blue-and-red striped ZOOM shirts than pleated flares, and my mother didn’t let any soft drinks in the house, so I rarely got any Coke. But […]

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2013-08-17 :: Edward Semblance // Squibs
Squibs: Riding the Spheres

In a properly-arranged cibation, there is no acceleration, no feeling of movement until you look around and you’re already gone. But the difficulty is arranging it properly. If the congelation is too slow, or there is residual xanthosis on the chalk disks, or one of your bodies has moved out of trine and into quadrature […]

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2013-08-01 :: Edward Semblance // Snapsongs
Snapsongs: “1984/Jump” by Van Halen

Another scene set here: summer of 1986. It was the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of high school. Halley’s Comet had been something of a bust, but there were interesting things happening in the summer sky, and I was tracking Mars, Jupiter and Saturn on a huge wall map of Wil Tirion’s Sky […]

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