an Article by Mischa Roethmyer
Like when I fell under the weight of the changing times, my senses were the only thing that pulled me through.
When Dylan went electric, it was like they changed Christmas to Easter and kept easter just where it was. And what happened then? The electric guitar dominated the airwaves, and still does. Through all the drum machines, the strings still resound.
This isn’t an article about how music is not The Beatles anymore. I’m writing today after my 30 days fast for the New Franciscans. I lived off nothing but barley sugar lollies for the last 30 days and 13 hours. During this time, I listened to a lot of old record. I read a lot of old books, a few I still have no idea what the titles were, as the dust jacks and covers had been removed or eaten by moths long ago.
I thought about the radical changes the world has undergone, and what compares to Dylan Going Electric, because, inevitably, history repeats. And history’s components evolve with the changes.
The title sort of give away where I’m going, doesn’t it? Spirituality is the new electric. Not religion necessarily, but the sound, flavour, texture of an enlightened life. ANd how an enlightened life can effect the world, whether they’re an architect, a musician or a chef.
Think of how Tacos and Nachos are separate, or how the chicken and the egg tale got spun so much. Spirituality.
What is above the sound of music itself, than the way it makes us feel.
Old Port Metricious.