William Scott Williams

Fiction by William Scott Williams

Memoryhouse, Twinsister, Cat’s Cradle

Sunday evening, Memoryhouse and Twinsister played at The Cat’s Cradle. Denise Nouvion and Evan Abeele’s dream-, chill-, ambient-, choose-your-own-adjective-pop, was backgrounded with superimposed stills from 1960s home life.

Twinsister infused Talking Heads riffs and Velvet Underground drone with their own special mix of color and wash (their best piece was probably “I Want a House”).

The vintage clothing, the old-is-new compositions, the Ektachrome slides, all made me think that the desire to transcend time is the product of a shaken collective unconsciousness.

When I stepped out into the night–into the empty warm parking lot, with the smell of hot asphalt, with Andrea Estella’s voice still ringing out against the sound of the cicadas and the clicking of the stoplights changing red to green–I had stepped back twenty years.



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