What happened for the last week or so is that, following the completion of The Duke’s Fourth EP, being a heart-wrenching catalogue of emotional torment, I kinda went into hibernation for a day or two, in so far as “doing stuff” is concerned. I apologize for the lack of a DVD column this week, but I’ll make up for it on Tuesday, man, you can be sure of that.
Anyway, what this is, is that underneath this text here what serves as an introduction, don’t you know, you’ll find two MP3’s, being Parts One And Two of The Duke in “Phone Crisis”. What you’ll hear therein is, first of all, a very, very nervous Duke preparing to make a very important phone call, a phone call two-years in development, and trying to get my head into some sort of straight-and-narrow state so as I might conduct the resulting conversation with at least 46% less fucks, um’s, ah’s and nervous giggles than would otherwise be the case.
Part Two details the aftermath. What happened, man, you’ll be thinking. Whatever became of said phone call? Both are authentic right-before and right-after deals. It’s like Reality TV, except there’s no visuals, and there’s more swearing.
Seriously, folks, I was beside myself with nerves, and I ain’t a stranger to a cuss at the best of times. Riddled with anxiety, I can barely get a fuck out my mouth without flinging two or three fucks in the middle.
It was maybe an attempt to disassociate myself from the reality of what I was doing. I imagine it may come as a shock, but The Duke is actually a cripplingly shy fella, truth be told. Anyway, hopefully my misery will provide ten minutes or so of entertainment. Oh, and there’s a song at the end of part 2, courtesy of the ever wonderful The Magnetic Fields.
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