Friday, September 17, 2010

Worship

There's a revival goin' on.

It's kind of a religious thing, in the sense that so many people are seeking transcendence right now.

And why wouldn't they? Read the news lately? A lot is coming unwound right now. If you're under 30, the next few years look like a long swim in Shit River. If you watch FOX News you feel constantly threatened and under assault. If you're even remotely connected to reality, there's a lot to be depressed about in the world.

But people still need to get up every day. They need reasons. They need friends. They need release.

They need to feel connected.

A reasonably good musician can do just that: connect. One hand on the ethereal pulse of the universe, and the other holding the audience. It's a dicey dance, and it takes years of terrifying practice to get it right, but when you do....

...they'll tell everyone about you. They'll evangelize. You'll get a flock. Your songs become your gospel.

But don't forget your place. You're a conduit, not a god.

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