Nothing like getting a notice that you’ve got a package waiting for you. That’s the notice I got late yesterday. My old lappy was taken to Apple the week before for some issues with the hinge. Good thing I got the Applecare. It means it was covered. At least that’s what I’m guessing at this point. Mostly because the genius mentioned if they weren’t going to fix it, or if there were issues not covered, they would call. No call and my package is in. It must be fixed. Woo Hoo!
Which gives me perfect timing to talk about thinking a slight bit of different. Apple made their motto on it. However, as Apple gains market share, their motto becomes less and less relevant. The more people that use their products the less different everyone is thinking. Go figure.
Anyway, because I’m here to expand and think a little different, I’m exposing Celeste Starchild. What a name. That alone is a particularly different name for an artist. Obviously as you can hear it’s a particularly different song. In the current state of radio, it certainly won’t hit pop stations. That’s ok. It’s still a fun song.
It reminds me of a guitar oriented version of a Tori Amos. Tori is certainly a very different artist in and of herself. The bonus for her is that she came out at a time when it was possible to be that different and still gain some popularity on a commercial level. It’s still possible, but it’s definitely more difficult.
The intro is certainly a wacky crossing of rhythm. It’s a hard juxtaposition of two rhythms fighting each other. I really believe it’s the first time where I’ve heard rhythm used as the tension and release in a song. Up until this point I know that it was primarily reserved for harmony. That’s part of what makes music so great. I can still learn stuff about it and work on applying it to my own writing. I’m not sure Celeste made the rhythm tension on purpose, but it really does work for me. Only because the release is so strong. Had the release in the rhythm not happened, then the song would have failed and I would have passed over it.
I have a strong feeling that you’re scratching your head right now. Wondering what the hell I’m talking about with the rhythm. I grant you that it’s a different angle to grasp. Take another listen. I know the song will grow on you and you’ll come to realize what’s going on. Then you’ll appreciate it. Once that happens, I know you’ll buy it. You’ve got to. It’s called spreading the love. Encourage those that think different to help the rest of us see the world a little differently. It’s a good thing.