Until I could find an a apartment, I rode the number six bus up and down Highway 99 most of the night, from downtown to Aurora Village, listening to muffled, skewed robotic drum beats of fellow travelers from behind the earphones of turned up Walk-mans, looking out into the dark. No, scratch that, looking at myself in the reflection of myself on bus windows in the dark.
Chris Estey’s work has been published in The Believer and Da Capo’s Best Music Writing series, among other magazines and books. He is also the co-owner of Big Freak Media PR, whose clients have included Light In The Attic Records, Chicago Review Press, and the For Beginners series. He lives in Seattle, Washington.