FRACTURED MUSIC - a brief history that i'm just making up
for some folks music is a space filler, putty for silent gaps
that are sometimes uncomfortable. it doesn't really matter what it is, it's like the curled-up-edges, faded old wallpaper at your grandparent's house. its just there, nothing more nothing less. they see it but don't mind. they don't really notice. it's just muzac in a department store.
for others, however, this is certainly not true. music is more than a soundtrack, it is something personal, fundamental to their spirit. music is grafted onto events and grows roots in memories. listening to a certain song or cd conjures up people, time and space - events both important and trivial, shared experiences like seeing nirvana in vancouver - they carry weight and gravity that began 5 years, 10 years, 30 years ago and still we remember and relive. for me, songs such as 'once in a lifetime' by the talking heads, 'hello stranger' by barbara lewis, 'wuthering heights' by kate bush, 'i predict a riot' by the kaiser chiefs, 'tom sawyer' by rush and on and on, take me back and push me forward. my ears are satellite dishes, finely attuned to these musical wavelengths.
i'm sure you have your own songs that glow in the dark, that resonate days later or years after. i hope that some of these songs might hit a soft spot for you. let me know what music sends a tingle of deja vu up your spine, perhaps we can find a home for it here as well.
FRACTURED MUSIC is just my somewhat eclectic take on music. it's all in the groove or out. very subjective. as a relative of mine says, i listen to music that only i like, played by bands only i know. that's an exaggeration. from the young canadians to the dirtbombs - household names. my goal is to offer live performances, otherwise the cd cover, some information maybe or the audio. no staged videos (i'll break this rule within hours of writing, i'm sure, but it's a cool thing to say).