Vocal Q / 22 August 1998
12: I have a question for you.
13: Don’t preface.
13: Just go ahead and say what you want to say.
12: I wonder what it would feel like to have tiny insects living and spawning in my bloodstream.
13: Is that your question?
12: Did it sound like a question?
12: OK then.
13: I need to run—
12: It would be neat if everything sounded like vinyl. If everything had that, you know, crackle and pop.
13: Is that—
12: A hint is that my voice will get a little bit higher at the end.
13: There’s no need—
12: There’ll be a little lilt, a tiny upswing in the tone of my voice.
12: We have all these vocal cues so you know exactly when I’m fucking asking you a goddamn question, OK?
12: Like just then.
13: You’re a cute one.
12: Do you know anyone, like anyone, who’s happy?
12: Anyone who’s where they want to be? Anyone who’s not boring and depressed?
13: That’s more than one question.
12: I gotta go.
13: Me too.