RE: Drowning in the gentle tide, | from BlueAstronautJul 18 2003 - 19:38
Peace to you too.
Peace to you too.
I like your thread BA. And I'm sorry about your dad. Peace to you.
Always good to have the sarcastic pop their heads out of the trenches for a gawp. Warms the cockles...
JBOWELS, you gotta go...
i'm with Lurch - lets "do" lunch
there will be no joking here. stupidity will also not be tolerated.
I understand... and agree. I was just making jokes
This thread makes my bowels lurch...
I try, but it's just so hard... And you never know, there are some pretty stupid people on the Internet (no offense to you).
no way?...I never would've guessed. Loosen up Al
Me: Actually, "Something else" meant a different style or feel of music.
But...anyhow, I suppose I should try to answer my own question. Sometimes the songs are raw joy, sometimes they're safe port or the calm in the eye of the storm. Sometimes they stop the incoming shells just long enough to get down in the murk at the bottom of the crater and start sewing the shreds back together. Sometimes they just give me a shit-eating grin and a warped need to move like a dislocated, drugged monkey. Sometimes this board makes me smile, sometimes it makes my bowels lurch. Sometimes I just can't find a point...
Perhaps Jeff has a nice little sideline in pewter trinkets...and ceramic clogs...
Yes, like murder. Of course.
Another thought for our dear friend Mr. Martin: What does Idaho really mean to you? Why this music instead of something else...?
My blackened crater is the reason I love Idaho. Jeff expresses the emotions that I search for within myself and never find. Each time he does so, I'm left a little more at peace. So basically Idaho is the "warm blanket to a cold heart" cliche for me. I think the reason there's often a strong connection between fans of Idaho and like-minded artists is because we're such a minority. And no, I don't consider myself a fine person.
IDAHO means everything.....Jeff has a way of somehow pouring out all the emotion I might be feeling, but would never know how to express. Along the way, the music is so lush and gorgeous. I can never, ever get sick of lighting the candles and turning up You Are There..(or any other song for that matter)Sorry--I know I am far from eloquent, but hey--I ain't no song writer either. Just know how to appreciate what Jeff/John have created. Thank you.
Sincerity is my answer, I do believe. I love Idaho, at it's basest, because of the honest sincerity of all the music that falls under that name. It is a quality of life that I strive to find (and find scarce amounts in sparse locations), and harness for myself when I do. Idaho and music in general (less frequently) is often where I find sincerity. I'm convinced that lots of humans suck these days, however, but that some people that suck make good music -- that's cool, I suppose. You just can't replace sincerity with talent. But you can combine the two to wonderful effect. I'm a variably fine person who spends much time nursing the abyss of my heart, and I try to make sincere music (lyric-less) in so doing.
Man, I really love your threads. This and the last one I'd actually thought about but you beat me to them. I'll have to get back to you on this one though. It takes some thought.
OK....we've got the first hearing of Idaho schtick down pat, but what the hell does this band mean to you? Why are we all on here havering to one another? Right, we all like a little known indie band, and some of us make some fine music ourselves, but what's it all for? Why? How much of a connection do we really get from one another? How much do we invest of ourselves, and how much do we drain from others? How many of our hearts' have nothing but a blackened crater at the bottom? How many of you are fine people?
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