03 March 2005

Spine-tingling highs and lows

Another gratuitous picture of my guitar but today I make no apology. It suits the mood I felt half an hour ago. The missus went out so I cranked up the hi-fi and felt the noise. Now let me say this guys not my favourite but the song is a killer, loud, proud and simple.

Sometimes I really get it, really feel that screaming rush of euphoria. There's no room for anxiety, sadness or worry it's all squeezed out by elation. But it's just too intense to last, like the brilliant flare of a dying star. I felt it just now listening to the crashing opening guitar on "Summer of 69," raw slightly dirty valve-amp power. Well he had one good song in him...

It's like a fierce adrenaline rush and there is this haunting awareness it could be sustained, chemically. After the high comes the low, the sense of disappointment. Nothing can ever be that sweet again. It’s music that really does it for me. Music with all its passion and intensity. Yep popular rock has visceral power. Now gimme my guitar...

"I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it till my fingers bled
It was the summer of '69"
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69


RuKsaK said...

Totally there with you on this post. One good song is all he had in him and volume abuse is a fine thing sometimes.

yours truly said...

Still I'm sort of embarassed that I used to like that song? Hadn't thought about it in yrs and now I can't get it outta my head, thanks ;-)

Jen said...

That song makes me want to out of control dance.

Perfect Virgo said...

Ruk - I can't just hear I have to feel it too, whether playing or listening. Turn the dial to vertical and let rip.

YT - Funny that, I just needed to hear it last night. Killer switch from major to minor in the bridge that just yanks you along, willing or not. If it's in your head it'll be there a while.

Jen - "Standing on your momma's porch, you told me that you'd wait forever" it spears you like a knife in the heart. Belt this out at the top of your voice then tell me you're sad. No way. Right up there with G&R 'Sweet Child of Mine.'

Mere Existence said...

Many of your pictures tempt me to finally get around to wiring my custom electric... but I can't.. it's just not time yet. When I do, I'll send you pics though.

Perfect Virgo said...

Look forward to seeing the pics very much. Guitars are so sexy to photograph (I'm biased towards the Les Paul.)

I tend to take advantage of the opportunity for loud noise when the wife goes out.