Memoir Mixtapes Vol.2 // B-Sides

On American Dream by LCD Soundsystem by Adam Strong

The synthesizer is the thing that tractor beams me to the song. This synthesizer knows of my love for late 70s early 1980s synth: for New Order, for Joy Division, for Berlin-era Bowie for Brian in bell bottoms listening to massive headphones Eno.

There’s a countdown to the sway of the keyboards, the way each tone is sent out, the creator making the clock tick faster.

That synthesizer is a voice from the past come to destroy our future.

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About the Author:
Adam Strong has worn glasses since he was four. Adam Strong’s work has appeared in Nailed Magazine, The Gravity of the Thing, and in the anthology City of Weird. He writes and loves in Portland, OR. He is the founder of the quarterly reading series Songbook PDX.

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