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Oh my poor neglected blog... how I miss you so. I yearn for the times when I was nervous to post here, a time when I was inspired by a women, tourchered by my anima and afraid that "she" might actually read my post. And you "reader" - I bet you still hope that I'll never be lucky in love. Well, for the sake of writing here, I hope that I will never be happy too. I love sharing my agony will the City of Santa Barbara 2.0 and the rest of the interweb version 3.5... I'm not even sure what the fuck that means, but its making me laugh anyhow. Haha! We all know its just a matter of time before the captain of this ship sets his sights on new land far far away and allows the winds to blow the sails of this magic musical Yacht forward into the sunset of ever lasting single man-land misc-romantic bliss. Yeah. So, I need a little "one on one" with you (my blog), I wanna play that game tonight... how about a little Hall and Oates to get in the mood?
"One on One" – Hall and Oates
"One on One" - what a genius metaphor for boning down! Serious, a basketball reference? I'm telling you, Hall and Oates are incredible songwriters. A metaphor like that is hard to write. And its even harder to sing it, even if we look back and think it sounds so dated and cheesy - they must have done something right. Let me pause for a second and ask...
What the hell has happened to Pop Music? Furthermore, what is happening to our culture? Where is the creative metaphor like we have here in the Hall and Oates song? Huh, where is it? When I listen to top ten pop music I feel like the act of sex is blurted out, as a physical account with no eloquence. Have we lost sight of how to write a song that is both sincere, clean, sexy and playful? 90 percent of pop music is written for a lover, like most art, it exists to express a feeling that can't just be blurted out! A feeling of angst, yearning and lust. I feel like we are losing the one very beautiful characteristic that that separates up from other animals, the one this that defines us as humans – the ability to construct complex metaphors in a social way. Maybe this will help me clear up my point of view. Maybe.
Dave Hickey wrote a book of essays called Air Guitar, the first essay entitled “Unbreak my heart, an overture” is about pop music and how 90 percent of all of it is really just about, heart ache, flirting, breakups, courting, capturing the essence of true romance, etc. In the conclusion …. he made a statement which I thought broke down the phenomenon of writing love songs very nicely. He says that we need these rituals and it maybe they're what separate us from most other animals.
“ ...it occurred to me that dogs didn't need love songs at all... but we need so many love songs because the imperative ritual of flirtation that is hard wired into mammals and proscribed in traditional cultures. ”
You see, dogs don't need love songs. And do you know why? Well, I really don't know why either, but if you observe dogs, you'll notice that they will just bone down with just about any other dog. Yep, its not that easy as a humans, right? Well at least for those of us that aren't professionally good-looking (aka. a model). We are expected to create an image of ourselves that is attractive (fashion), play “the game” (courting rituals), write music, play a saxophone solo, memorize some poetry and/or bake a cake. Do you see my point now? Do you see why we need to create good art, create metaphors that can make someone's heart flutter. Okay, how about another saxophone solo so we can all fall in love, even if were not at the moment in love with someone specifically or, monogamously. Fuck it.
Authur's Them (Best that you can do) - Christoper Cross
If you're wondering about the subject of this post and how I came up with the topics, well, I picked them out of a hat. What a fun challenge, huh? There is no “real” correlation between dogs humping and saxophone solos.