a reply to: Night Star
It really did sound awesome! It FELT fantastic! It made me feel for a time, as if I never came home from Bloodstock! There is something so primal
about the beat of massed drums, and it is only when you hear percussion of such an ancient style, that you truly appreciate its value musically.
The last time I had such a stark reminder of its power, when removed from all other musical considerations like melody and harmony, was when I saw an
Australian percussion orchestra play at a local high school, back before my hair was the correct length.
Wednesday night was so...unexpected in every particular. It started out looking like a total bust, and yet I spent the night hanging out with really
talented but unheard of musicians, listened to guitar music played with passion and technical supremacy, and drums played as they were meant to be. It
was GREAT to see culture bleeding into this town, springing up in an organic fashion, without prompting from some government initiative or educational
body, just people doing what they NEED to do, expressing themselves in a creative and productive manner.
It really gave me hope for the future of human thought, in an age where Facebook and Twitter erode the very art of thought and communication, while
promoting themselves as being crucial to connecting everyone. A spark of light scything through an all consuming shadow.
In other news, my voice is busted. I am thinking that Tuesday night at the bar got very busy after I started loosing time, and that I must have
started shouting my head off to be heard over the collective din produced by people as drunk as I was, trying to communicate audibly with a constantly
increasing volume of interference! If you imagine Christian Bale's rendition of Batman, but British and as a spotty teen, during that awkward phase,
where the voice breaks? That's where I find myself vocally at this point.
I, like many people, find the sound of my own voice rather annoying, but this issue I am having at the moment makes me miss having normally
functional vocal cords. Trying to get a point across when one cannot properly modulate the frequency at which one outputs vocalised data, is like
trying to type while coming out of a medically induced coma. You might manage it, but it will probably hurt, and will not come out in nearly the same
state as it was when you formulated your message in your brain!