Attic Chronicles 1/7/22
A sharp pain in my back.
Another sharp pain. I open my eyes.
I hear: “What the fuck are you doing here?”
Standing above me is Kenny Beats. The surroundings become clear to me. I’m in the attic of The Cave.
“Hello?” I muster.
“Yo, I don’t know who you are,” he says. “But, you need to get the fuck out of my attic. I’m about to do the Toro Y Moi episode.”
At once, it all becomes clear to me. I must have lost consciousness at some point, having eaten nothing but wall insulation for weeks on end.
“Why is it so cold up here?” wonders Kenny.
“I don’t know,” I say.
“Well,” says Kenny. “Look, I’m too rich at this point to deal with you. Either you can step down that ladder or I can call my savages right now to remove you. And they won’t be as forgiving as me. Aris, Dylan, Dom… they actually like stomping people out. It’s what they do for fun outside of their day-to-day DOTS responsibilities.”
I nod and begin my descent back down to civilization. Kenny steps down the ladder after me and closes the attic.
“What were you doing up there anyway?” he asks.
“I guess nothing,” I mutter, and start to walk out of the studio.
“Hey,” says Kenny.
I turn around.
“You wanna make some music with me?” he asks, with genuine sweetness. “It’s gonna be a minute before Toro gets here, I can show you what I’ve been working on.”
I smile big and respond: “Yes! Of cours–”
“–I’m playing,” he says, going dead serious. “Get the fuck out, you fucking weirdo.”
I turn back around toward the exit and step out. For the first time in months, I see the sun. It’s blinding.
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