River, pen and ink, 2011. We went over to a friend’s house the other night for a pumpkin-carving party. What started as an attempt to draw dog stencils for our pumpkins ended in a series of dog doodles, none of which could be used for pumpkin carving. We ended up talking politics all night long and never made it to the carving portion of the evening.
On the way home, as our giant pumpkin rolled around in the trunk of the car, crashing from wall to wall like a pinball, “Despite All My Rage” came on the radio. Yes, folks, we were smashing a pumpkin to the Smashing Pumpkins.
EDIT! Martin just emailed:
Just to let you know, the Smashing Pumpkins song is not called “Despite All My Rage.” It’s “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.”
My sincerest apologies to the mid-90s.