Sunday, October 6, 2013

Circket Song — Slowed Down

Further evidence of infinite possibilities for astonishment:
And then Loreen McKennit — did she know when she wrote this that she was playing cricket music?
 (Many thanks to my friend Cz. for turning me on to the crickets!)

Just now while I was listening to the McKennit piece, I opened the cricket piece at the same time (to copy the URL to email to a friend), and they played simultaneously. Curious — all day yesterday I was ruminating on the notion of "audio collages", that is, producing a single piece of music that layers  tracks from different musical eras one on top of the other, fading in and out to create an entirely new sound.  Of course I completely lack — at the most basic level — the know-how and technology to even begin to tinker with something like this. But then, there it was, a fortuitous accident, and it wasn't a pairing that I could have even conceived of yesterday.

O glorious glorious!

This morning I'm singing praise for what is, and for the windows (ha! I first typed widows) and doors that have slid open to allow these cracks of light to shine through.

And of course, Leonard Cohen had it right —
there is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in.


  1. "Anthem" is one of my favorite songs of his. You can see a FABULOUS version of it on YouTube if you search for Perla Batalla. She was one of his long-time back-up singers until he encouraged her to strike out on her own.

    I'll have to get to the videos later - I'm having very slow moving internet today - grrrrrr.

    1. During tonight's facebook Cohenathon, I must've listened to Anthem 6 times. What a great song.

      Please do come back for these won't be disappointed.

  2. Coinkydink? FIrst song that played on my ipod this morning? Anthem with Julie Christiansen and Perla Batalla. Totally random. I love how the universe works. Sometimes.