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7"A-side7" by notthesixties
The guitar is only that: a neck
with strings just about jangling in time
and a hand smoothing over them
that jerky voice almost sounding
like a smoker's and he's never
held a box of matches. The vocal
no, he doesn't remember laying it down
but there's a photo of him on the floor
resting, the mic stand nestled in his arm.
There's a cymbal in the intro
and he can hear himself clapping
finds his girlfriend singing a bassline
the one he left out in the end –
He never even plays the single
all the way through. He'd need to get up
to flip it over, would need to wonder.
"break this record" it says. But he remembers
everything about that song, the way the bass
was quiet and the guitar sounded like
it was breaking. He felt a string snap
the neck was a throat under his fist
pressing against him. He threw it over
his back, the strap was too loose to hold—
The feedback from that moment drenched
the last couple of seconds.
He pushed his hair off his face, didn'
Arthur Asa is a comic artist and illustrator based in Monterrey, Mexico. His body of work includes collaborations with various indie authors and writers, and is currently on the rise as it grows in quality and variety.|
He enjoys simple pleasures like candle-lit dinner dates, role-playing games, afternoon naps and varied forms of brutality.