This is it! This is not a dress rehearsal! There is no subtext to this text, there is no secret group who is really in charge - to quote Morrissey, all I do know, is we're here and it's now!
2012 was for suckers, for hangers-on, for oar-draggers. It was for barnacles long attached to the bottoms of hulls, for asking questions and not bothering to stick around for answers.
It was "good enough", it was meh to middling, it was skirting along, subsisting, then toasting a beer bottle to "getting away with it". It would have been "close enough for jazz" except playing instruments was hard work.
Think of what you had to listen to in 2012. Think of the hours wasted in front of mouths. The driving. The clogging inefficiency. That ends now.
I don't speak of revolution, just a simple page turn. No sado-masochist self-torture resolution that burns brightly for two weeks then flames out. Just smart decision after smart decision.
Is it a cliché to do it as a new year begins? Sure, but this year we stop worrying what the heart-dead think. This year we take the "guilty" out of "pleasure" and play the songs at top volume. We neither seek permission nor beg forgiveness. What has either ever really done for us?
This year we recharge our community, we do lots of service and favors, and we decide that if we're alone, it's because we're leading.
2012 was for middle-men, for grifters, for half-baked plans never carried through. We spent 2012 waiting for the other shoe to drop, but in 2013 we realize the man upstairs only has one leg.
Posted by Ian Williams at January 1, 2013 10:42 PM