The Strokes – “12:51”

When: November 2003
Where: The Vincent Thomas Bridge eastbound
Who: My father
Weather: Sunny…sort of.

Autumn in Southern California is known as “fire season.” It lasts two months, with wild temperature swings, and the entire landscape around you is on fire. In an attempt to get away from this, my father took me on a trip to San Pedro to hang around Fisherman’s Wharf and ride the new streetcar. We were passing over the bridge on our way home when Jed the Fish came on.

“You know all those fire’s we’ve been having?” He said in his Andy-Dick like quiver. “This is from the new Strokes album, called Room on Fire. Coincidence?”

Next: When 2003 ended, it was really already over.

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