I used to love traveling. It was so inspiring and exciting visiting new places. However, there was always a dark cloud even when the weather was
The more places I visited the more I began to realize that as a guy traveling alone it became increasingly unfriendly. It became a cynical game of how
much cash can they extract from the tourist and general unfriendliness. This has gone hand in hand with the general animosity both online and in real
time that has spread over just about every nation on the earth.
I was never a tourist. I live in a tourist hot spot and know all the ropes. I was always kind to tourists visiting where I live (still am whenever
possible, but they are pretty selfish and nasty these days). I never once abused a local in all my travels. I always stayed with locals and tried to
get my money to those who needed it more than the hotels and big business tourism. Never once have I engaged in any sex tourism as I find that utterly
disgusting and immoral. I always went off the beaten track and out of season, too.
I am not short of cash, I could go for a world wander if I liked, but it seems so utterly pointless. It is no longer friendly and I can make do with
using media online to get a flavor of any nation I am interested in. I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth (world heritage site) any way
(though rich 2nd home buyers have destroyed the community, driven up the house prices ridiculously and brought nasty city ways with them).
Now I spend my money on music equipment and make electronic music from my room. It is better than spending lots of money only to be treated so badly
when my intentions are so benign and gentle. What a pity.
My new track I called "Melancholia" after the Lars Von Trier (my fave director) movie. It is a wonderful movie. It is an Aphex Twin style Drum & Bass
track and has lyrics;
"Playing with my mind in a melancholy time".
That is what I do for entertainment these days. That sums up so nicely what I have become and why; an electronica Emily Dickinson, far away from the
madding crowd. I would let you hear the track, but it is not worth the effort as people are so lazy and selfish these days it is pointless trying to
share anything. Music for me is about being good at what I do and the making of it, learning new instruments and mixing skills constantly and of
course the innovative new gear, soft and hard, that is evolving constantly. That is my kick. I travel on scales, on the bars, in the rails.
So sorry that a million years of evolution has ended up as a dump like this. Jesus was sooo right about us humans.
edit on 6-2-2017 by Revolution9 because: (no reason given)