I am riding in the back of a pickup. I slide around with every turn. We arrive at the downs. My dad reads the racing-form rock. He is certain that our four horses will win. I sit in the bleachers with a tall, young couple wearing red Vicars shirts. They project symbols on the scoreboard. The girl playfully draws stitches on my neck with a sharpie. I feel it squeaking on my skin.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new Soundgarden release, Heart’s ode to Foo Fighters and a new Bleachers video.