Diversions :: Telekinesis/Vintage Automobiles

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.)

Those of you who have owned, or by proxy know someone who has owned a vintage automobile, are aware that it's not just a ride to get you from point A to B. Instead, it is an investment---one of both time and money. An investment that comes with its own share of frustrations, repairs, expensive bills and other unforeseen events. The flip-side is that it's not just a ride to get you from point A to B. It's your baby. Telekinesis' Michael Lerner knows this. Below, the Seattle based power-popper waxes on his vintage BMW 2002 (pictured above). Lerner's new Telekinesis LP, 12 Desperate Straight Lines, dropped this week via MERGE Records.

I can't exactly remember when my love affair for the BMW 2002 came about. I just remember when it came time to start thinking about driving, I was hell bent on getting one as my first car. I would scour eBay after getting home from school, and send links of amazing finds to my Mom and Dad. Hinting, of course, but really screaming out to them that I had to have one! I was obsessed. It wasn't hard to convince my dad that these were cars worthy of my interest, him being a BMW nut himself and all. So, he would quell my fantasies by telling me all about the 2002, and how they were the cars that saved BMW from going out of business.

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