Thursday, June 10, 2004

It's amazing how the mind works when it comes to music. Take something such as this fado (like the Portuguese blues) song I'm listening to right now. A live version of 'Conta Errada' by Amalia Rodrigues. Though I've never been even close to Portugal, I listen to this music, which - taken down to it's most base- is nothing more than a combination of frequencies, and I can visualize it. I can see this world created by the music. I don't understand a word that's being sung, but I can feel the feeling. All of this from the (relatively) simple combination of instruments and voice. It's evocative and organic and living in a way that makes me almost jealous.