Friday, December 27, 2019

2683 : Silence and the art of alternative rock


As 2019 comes to an end, I have re-discovered my love for alternative rock. A genre that died with the 1990s and 2000s - I think. A whole generational angst came to end......

And here I am suffering a late resurgence of angst.....

As Eddie Vedder sings "Even Flow" I can feel my blood rising again.

Am I regressing? Maybe.

But tell me who can write lyrics poetry like
"Kneelin' looking through the paper though he doesn't know to read, ooh yeah
Oh, prayin', now to something that has never showed him anything
Oh, feelin', understands the weather or that winters on its way
Oh, ceilings, few and far between all the legal halls of shame, "


I can never write like that, and that shall be my epitaph....knowing that I could never write magic like that.

Why the subject (of the post) and "silence"?
I have started sometimes (one off) listening to a few of these songs with eyes closed....doing nothing, and being nothing....and when the song ends...I emerge out of a reverie....as if I was in a trance....always happens....and that magic rush always leaves me mesmerized....at the beauty of the experience....an exerpeicne essentially coming out of violent sound. 
(Try listening to Green Day singing "When I come around...." with eyes closed and a noise cancelling earbud....and I believe you shall know what I mean or try Collective Soul's singular genius of a song "Shine").

From Shine
Give me a word
Give me a sign
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find
Lay me on the ground
Fly me in the sky
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find
Oh, heaven let your light shine down

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