Sunday, May 16, 2010
As has been mentioned here now and again, I am a believer in better living through chemistry. I am also a believer in the obvious truth that we should always be ready to cut things loose and open ourselves up to new ways of being that are improvements upon the old. I am only bringing this up because it has something to do with the next example which follows:
Sónar: a dimensional shift is coming. I think of it as a really enormous holographic flying saucer that will be lowering a ramp once it gets close to the Earth. You can think of the ramp as being composed of sound, vibrating at a certain frequency. If your frequency is sympathetic to or resonating with it, then you can glide right up the ramp into this saucer of consciousness. Sónar is Spain's mashup of music and film and video, all rolled into one big multimedia festival. The 2010 Sónar is set for June 17th - 19th, in Barcelona, Spain. Roxy Music (UK) is the stellar new addition to the line-up of the Barcelona festival. Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay the original Roxy drummer, Paul Thompson, and sitting in for original synth god Brian Eno, will be yours truely, playing this one off concert in Spain, almost three decades after their last show in Barcelona. The British band, a paradigm of art rock, glam and the experimental pop of the 70s and early 80s, will be performing their hits On Saturday June 19th. This of course is a dream come true for me, as I have been a fan of Roxy Music for as long as I can remember, and to be filling the shoes(giant, but beautiful shoes, covered in sequins and rhinestones) of my hero, Brian Eno, is more than a guy could ever wish. My own group Iao Core will be performing earlier that afternoon. Wow. There’s karma involved and some of us have been working at certain things for more than one lifetime; all of us have, in fact. That’s where you get 12 year old concert violinists from.