Band: Blackbox Ego
Song: Frequency Healing
Rules: 140 characters, overall feeling
Feeling out of sync? Take a deep breath, locate your closest AUX-port and untangle your headphones in slow motion. Now do that which comes naturally, to you. To this:
Blackbox Ego on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7ldkcgpP4MJxLys8ug9Vk1?si=A7eqyhUhQVOBfw9Q_2Gbwg
Music: Locus Soundsystem
Venue: Pustervik 14/3-2020
Rules: Summary (updated)
The build-up of the music throughout the evening was incredible, and I wholly enjoyed the crossovers from DJ to DJ. I remember anticipating “the drop” for longer than I am accustomed to. When it did come, it was physically impossible to “keep it all together” with years worth of dancing conserved in one body. Each DJ’s had a vigorous and purifying flow going, and I was quite literally blown away by the combination of beats and the softened mantras/chants now and then had me mesmerized.
Interestingly so, the stage set up, combined with the general feel and intensity of the music, reminded me of a vulva during a menstrual period. To me, that signals a type of “respect” and tribute to womankind that I still rarely see coming from a group lead by the “opposite” gender. Hope maintained!
I’d promote the Club Locus and their crew to anyone who thoroughly wants or needs a good time and a safe place to experience community and oneness.
Locus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/locussoundsystem
Band: Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective
Song: Raven’s Eyes
Rules: 140 characters
The song awoke a feeling and imagery of being led past a pair of red velvet curtains, into a sultry lounge to meet someone who has an un-communicated [ˈhɪntɐɡəˌdaŋkə].
Kirsty McGee on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1KfSxrn8dyAG0BVM40LN35?si=piqXU9lpTeyddBVOR0Dajw
Rules: 140 characters, initial impression
For me, this song would be amazing as a a modern dance routine described as “Catch your breath, we’re in it for the long run” performed by 70 male and 70 female characters.
OTR on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0oeUdHJ3cy1oveb8WguJJt?si=Wz1yNTB7Rg2BiUrlLd6UHQ
I find it easier to understand who I am spending time with if I take a step back and view people somewhat as flowers, a specific type of plant, or a particular kind of tree, thus with Roots (1), Branches (2) and Leaves (3). As we all know, these living organisms bare Fruit and Berries (4) based on where they Grow (5), who (if so) is lovingly Tending to them (6), and what type of Nourishment (7) they are receiving or taking part in enabling.
- Heritage and root causes
- Family and effects
- Side effects, sensitivities, talents
- Books, feedback, responses, education, input
So, what does that mean exactly?
Well, this is how I perceive it to be:
- Some people and relationships are like wildflowers. They grow where and when they want to grow, and bloom where, when, and how they want to bloom. Always in whatever color they choose. There is no way of “taming” them, and to those who try, I’d say “don’t.”
To those I’ve likened to wildflowers, I say to myself: “let them grow at their own pace.”
- Some people and relationships are like apple trees. Their red apples and offers are made in a somewhat threatening manner (like SALE signs). Still, it seems unwise to pick an apple from a tree growing in an environment where one suspects that Nourishment and soil are “polluted” (misinformed, corrupted by money, selfishness, etc.).
To those I’ve likened to apple trees, I say to myself: “Choose wisely.” Not a day has passed where choices aren’t made.
- Some people and relationships are like resurrection plants. You can leave them be for years, and from the outside looking in, it seems as if the relationship between you and the plant has met its end. However, given Nourishment again, the plant, as its name suggests, resurrects. As good as new. These relationships are probably some of the most healthy and should be valued most highly if anyone ever comes across one.
To those I’ve likened to resurrection plants, I say to myself and to them: “Congratulations.”
- Some people and relationships are like orchids. Magnificent, beautiful, and angelic. They like the sound of crickets and, like most flowers, light up even the dullest of environments just by merely being.
To those I’ve likened to orchids, I say to myself: “Convey messages to them as if your voice is the carrier of the most fragile piece of glass.”
The wondrous thing is, I managed to resurrect two orchids this year. It brought me to think about how maybe everyone is, more or less, a combination of all four and how incredible the fact is that something or someone can grow to flourish in such a short time, given love in a language they understand.
What has your perception brought you to believe?
Song: Bedford Falls
Rules: 140 characters, initial impression
A hurtful reminder of the overly dramatic power struggles going on between on-screen couples since the dawning of cinema, coupled with a melancholic beat and melody.
ford. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7ItbAZITSFxSy5LJChXe18?si=r8ZhY9bkRZaBTtl-KIAw9Q
Artist | Matthew Dear
Song | Modafinil Blues
Rules | max 140 characters, overall feeling
Insightful lyrics sung to a mesmerizing electronic beat with a brilliant iridescent vibe and atmosphere. All in all the song holds my attention from beginning to end.
Matthew Dear on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2GLf7iaOOujAem5R87xwto?si=pajq5w4BRzGHFwJvVR5urw
Band: Gemma Hayes
Song: To Be Your Honey
Rules: 140 characters, general feeling
Just leaning back in peaceful temperance, relaxing in a cloud made from white feathers. Being heavenly sung to and intermediately kissed on the forehead by angels.
Gemma Hayes on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1blgL26JbtaUUKUEMR6Hs2?si=mMcv6UY2R66BKIESK-XDQQ
Band | Echos
Song | Vacant
Rules | 140 characters
More lyrics these days indicate a heightened awareness regarding traits from within “the dark triad” (NPD / NVS / CPTSD). Lyrics read as a repeat of Echo and Narcissus.
Echos on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6SnMMbLQ4iS8WIyt3ksmCR?si=PD3kmUHXSfmMX5RJ4grfcw