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Smog, “To Be Of Use,” off Red Apple Falls, 1997 ...

Jan 04, 2013
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Smog, “To Be Of Use,” off Red Apple Falls, 1997

To be of use
To be of some hard
Simple
Undeniable use

Like a spindle
Like a candle
Like a horseshoe
Like a corkscrew

To be of use
To be of use

cf. Charles Portis: “The trick is to make yourself first useful and then necessary.” (“We had both known the despair of trying to sell things that nobody wanted.”)

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    I used to have no patience for Bill Callahan, but now during these wandering days, i have more time to sit and listen.
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    Because my word for the year is USEFUL…
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    Amazing song.
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