Right here, right now

Lock down.

Shut down.

Social distancing.

Hysteria.

Reality.

Cancellations.

Postponements.

Empty shelves.

Doubt.

Fear.

Hope.

 

In 1989 Warren Zevon wrote:

I want to live alone in the desert
I want to be like Georgia O’Keefe
I want to live on the Upper East Side
And never go down in the street

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Michael Jackson in Disneyland
Don’t have to share it with nobody else
Lock the gates, Goofy, take my hand
And lead me through the World of Self

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Don’t want to wake up with no one beside me
Don’t want to take up with nobody new
Don’t want nobody coming by without calling first
Don’t want nothing to do with you

I’m putting tinfoil up on the windows
Lying down in the dark to dream
I don’t want to see their faces
I don’t want to hear them scream

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

YouTube clip from 1993 album Learning To Flinch. Splendid Isolation recording Cinicinatti, Ohio, 1992.

Stereo Story #490

Vin is founding editor of Stereo Stories and director/MC of Stereo Stories In Concert.