27 September 2010

Feeling the Split

Tonight, a very rare occurrence at Radio Free Gumbo:  I had to turn off the radio because of the song that came on while I was winding down.  It was "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson.

It was too much.

I like King Crimson, but their music in general, and Robert Fripp's in particular, can be a bit of a mood thing for me.  When I'm ready for it, it is good.  High-energy prog rock, groovy, man.

When I'm not, it's too jittery.  Too all-over-the-place.  Too...disassociative.

So it was tonight.  I couldn't make it to the guitar solo.  These days I'm a little too close to a disintegrative state of mind and the music was widening the cracks.

So I turned it off, and read a good book.  Good to be back together.

6 comments:

  1. "Disintegrative State of Mind"....nobody but YOU could say that!!! Love it.

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  2. As much as I love music, sometimes it's very annoying. Too stimulating.
    Quiet can be very healing. I love to read in the quiet...it makes the book much more real.
    Have you read the Hunger Games books?
    =]

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  3. Robert Fripp! yeah!! Fripp and Eno....now there's late night writing mood music for ya?!

    And prog rock? One of my guilty pleasures!!

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