post written by: Marc Chernoff
Inspiration from the Interstate
Sometimes there’s nothing sweeter than absorbing the poetic words of a talented musician while cruising down the freeway. I just returned from a 3 hours road trip between Palm Beach and Orlando. I had the stereo cranking the whole way home, but I wasn’t jamming to my usual selection of fast paced driving music. Today Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst) was the source of inspiration; Not only to drive forward, but to move my mind forward as well… boasting rhythm and rhymes akin to the likes of Bob Dylan and Adam Duritz.
We must not blend into the choir, sing as static with the whole.
We must not memorize nine numbers and deny we have a soul.
And in this endless race for property and privilege to be one,
We must run, we must run, we must run.
We must hang up in the belfry where the bats and moonlight laugh.
We must stare into a crystal ball and only see the past.
And in the caverns of tomorrow with just our flashlights and our love.
We must plunge, we must plunge, we must plunge.
This is inspiring me to write music reviews for some of the artists whom I frequent. Hmmm…That may very well become a subtopic of this website.