darko mode

  • Submitted on time! Apr 21, 2020
Home Body


earthquake. i’m at home
watching the office.
schrute’s face as
i quickly weigh my options:

i could die here in
the rubble like just don darko,
or i could leap the window like
i’m escobar in narcos…

it’s remarkable how quick
we go from resourceful to
remorseful; from abundance
right to nothin; from an afro
to a cornrow.
you can get the sunday paper
read my obit like a barcode
“an amazing young man
they attended his funeral by the carload.
he was praised from bar harbor, maine,
all the way to monte carlo—
they knew that he would go far,

they never knew he’d go this far tho.”

just then, as i fear my life is ’bout to end,
the earthquake stops, i sigh,
& light this spliff up once again.

instruments (in order of appearance): iridescent voodoo fest zippo, clear plastic muse shoe bag, glass weed jar, soft metal weed jar cap, guitar, keys, vox


based on an irl experience (click here 2 learn more).

full name is ‘darko mode in d major’ jk lol

Looking for feedback on

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Ben April 23, 2020 12:11pm

Yeah, wow! your voice is: CLOSE and PRESENT.
this was sick

nurphgun April 22, 2020 8:13pm

I love this. It captures so well the quick oscillation between total boredom and total anxiety that’s a fixture of life right now.

alechutson April 22, 2020 3:07pm

dude sound design on this is on point, your vocals are bare and unique. great job!

nick April 22, 2020 3:32pm

yeah the intro with headphones is something else

autumnmouth April 22, 2020 1:58pm

The other day I was a lil high and watching torrential rain drench and flood my street within a matter of minutes, and started imagining a world where it rained for an entire month, since getting used to long-term realities with major parameters has been a THING. When I started writing about it, it slowed down and stopped by the second line. I just said, “oh. nvm.” and laughed. Feeling that in your earthquake fantasy.

Ryan April 22, 2020 11:25am

Yo also. Such confidence in the nakedness of your vocal. Absolutely love the timbre and delivery. May I borrow some of your gumption?

nick April 21, 2020 10:50pm

*read my obit like a barcode*

nick April 21, 2020 10:51pm

also, really great use of the soft metal weed jar cap.

daeclan April 22, 2020 12:15am

thanks for listenin’, haha i wanted to make sure people understood the whole jar was getting fair play.

Ryan April 21, 2020 10:18pm

Big dig here, my dude. Love the bass movement. Did you perform or program it?

daeclan April 22, 2020 12:14am

thanks man, that’s my telecaster digitally dropped an octave 🙂

peter April 21, 2020 9:10pm (edited)

ohhhhhhhh shit this is dopeeee

daeclan April 22, 2020 12:15am

thanks peter 😀 u are the art-co-tect!