January 19. The Ultimate Blog Challenge.
I’m still here, wrapped in another day of grey. I’m taking my own advice, not fighting it and just going along with the ride. I haven’t been actively seeking ‘fun’. Didn’t do any stretches. Didn’t ski so I guess stretching wasn’t necessary. I thought I would just relax and wallow in what is just me. I think it is good to stay put. There’s always chores, you know, those shitty boring stuff that everyone hates, puts off and runaway from. But they are necessary for our well being and happiness. Good examples are brushing our teeth, cleaning our body, preparing food, doing dishes, doing the laundry. Pretty tedious stuff, eh?
You could say that I was disturbed into ease and silence by the band Disturbed and their rendition of Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence. It was a bit different from Simon and Garfunkel’s version. I thought the guy was a bit off at first. I fell in love with it when he started growling. Here he is, live on Conan. The video is 6 years old. I wonder where I have been. I’ve just discovered him accidently as the soundtrack on a skate competition.
Grey days are not all bad. There’s always a silver lining. The weather app said there was a bit of sun today. I must have blinked and missed it. Let’s see what tomorrow and the weekend brings. There’s snow forecast for Sunday. I will have a break in my routine tomorrow. I start an in person drawing class in the afternoon. I am ready. My bad is packed with my supplies. I have a couple of samples to show the teacher.
2 thoughts on “DISTURBED IN SILENCE”
Lily, OMG! This version of Sounds of Silence is so powerful– and probably much better than the original folk-songy version. Vocalist David Draiman (can he take those chin piercings off at night?) has a resonant deep voice as well as a high range. He really brought this song to its original intention, I believe. First I got chills, then tears. The dystopian view of modern life is…not one I enjoy visiting very often. But the performance was top-flight. OK, thanks for an astonishing experience. Glad you’re off to an in-person drawing class tomorrow. That should really clear your mind and recharge you. Thanks for being you.
Disturbed rendition is amazing. I discovered it a few years ago! Glad you’re doing an in person class, you’ll enjoy I’m sure!! Looking forward to posts in IG!