Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Beautiful Minds

I have a new song on my playlist. It's called "She Wants To Move" by N*E*R*D. The lyrics are nothing spectacular, but I found myself entranced by their sound. Lots of raw vocals, lots of percussion (triangles, cowbells, clapping, stomping). The guitar takes a backseat. Synth is prominent but not heavily so. I've always found myself attracted to these types of songs, where the beat feels more primitive (primal?) than most of the over-organized stuff on the radio. I like that I can hear emotion on the singer's voices, basal as it is.

In listening to this different sound, it never ceases to amaze me that one incredible person can find another incredible person, and then find a couple more brilliant people who then altogether form a band that is enough in sync with itself that they can create, record, and then perform music. It's not just cooperation or teamwork, it's finding people who "get you" and are willing to experiment with you. Even more awesome if they can add or enhance what you are doing. I mean, what?

I have met only a handful of incredible people. I'm living with one. My sister and my mom are others. I know one lives in Raynham. That's about it. While they are hard to miss, these shining beacons in a sea of grey, it's a fair assumption there aren't too many around. But they somehow (magnetism?) find each other and the world becomes more beautiful. That's like saying a tornado has ripped through a forest and miraculously through chance, a house was built. Except that this kind of thing happens all the time.

I guess that's the point of this blog. I'm amazed by everything around me. I would like to talk about it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Power to the People

This is a picture my friend took about a mile down the street from me.

Did you know there are people going on two weeks without power? I myself spent a day in the blackout and can't fathom more than that.

Happy Christmas everybody. May you all have a bright, warm, welcoming place to go and if you do, count your blessings.