Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
A little less than a happy high
Dear world, I'm pleased to meet you
The headphones go on, and with a judicial choice of media and clever press of a button – clever monkey – I conjure an entirely new world. Eyes close and the music washes over me and there’s nothing left of the train, the bus stop, the road. Even on mornings like this one – quick to wake up launch out the door – where I throw on clothes and walk to the train, with the headphones on the world takes a whole new reality. Surreality even. With a good deal of the ambient sound washed away and Poe’s sexy, plaintive vocals or Cake’s Herb Alpert interpretations of disco era tunes or the self-conscious frat funk of the Chili Peppers taking turns being the in-house orchestra for my head, everything takes on a whole different cast. I notice and ignore different things than I would otherwise in my helmet of sound.

I'm usually surprised what I find when I remove it.

One of these days, I’m gonna get hit by a bus while obsessing over the crescendo of a piece that’s playing. Am I scared? A thousand times no! I just wonder if it would feel any different.

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: Poe, "Walk the Walk"

6 comments or Leave a comment
From: couplingchaos Date: July 31st, 2002 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm surprised I haven't been hit by cars yet, though my obliviousness can't be justified by headphones.

Are you on the grind list? We're going out for Thai on Friday, you should come (Brown Sugar Cafe on Comm Ave, 7pm).
komos From: komos Date: July 31st, 2002 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
There have been periods in my life when I've been hyper-aware, but they were generally attached to regular martial arts practice and a profound sense of well being. Now is not one of those times, sadly.

And no, I'm not on the Grind. I looked for it once, but gave up too quickly. I'll see what I can do about Thursday, though usually it sees me hosting cards and beer at my place... company gives motivation to continue with the grand house experiment. Keep you posted?
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 31st, 2002 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you wish to be on the grind? I can arrange that...
komos From: komos Date: July 31st, 2002 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Sure... it'd be good to be in the loop firsthand.
From: couplingchaos Date: August 1st, 2002 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
yes, keep me posted (and it's on Friday).
komos From: komos Date: August 1st, 2002 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)


Like I said, now is not one of my hyper-aware periods. ;)
6 comments or Leave a comment