Summer of 2008 has by calendar definition come to an end. At least for school peeps. Now it’s back to the grind. Books, papers and lectures. Don’t forget tests, quizzes and friends too. For me it will likely mean a trip to Six-Flags Magic Mountain. Now that they’re still open weekdays and school is in session that means the park is pretty much wide open. Better ride for cost at this point!
That means roller coasters. I’m a fan of roller coasters. I like a lot of the new roller coasters too. The kind that push you back in the chair, flip you, turn you, twist you. Ooh that’s the fun right there. I haven’t figured out why some people like me love roller coasters and why some people don’t. Is it a feeling of control? I guess I really dig the effects of movement. Roller coasters definitely can move people. Especially the modern roller coasters. I’ve seen people come off some roller coasters and toss their cookies.
Maybe it’s a food thing. Maybe it’s a disorientation thing. I don’t get disoriented all that easily so that could be the big clue to why I dig roller coasters. Could be that people who don’t like roller coasters get dizzy or disoriented very easily. If that was the case, then I could really see why it wouldn’t be fun. Who knows.
I wonder what kind of fun and games bees go thru. I wonder if flowers end up being like some form of roller coaster type effect for bees. Seriously, do bees get disoriented at all? By the smell or color of a flower? That could be interesting. I know if you catch a fly in your hand and shake it around for a bit in your fist then let it go, it won’t be able to fly. I’m guessing that’s due to the rough and tumble ride it had in your hand. As of yet, I haven’t ridden a ride where I’m tossed about at random and bouncing off walls. I might try a roller coaster like that once, though chances are I wouldn’t like that one.
I’ve yet to try catching a bee and shaking it in my fist. I think the idea being stung by the stinger is what prevents me from doing any such thing like that. How about you? Even shook a bee in your hand? Let me know what that’s like.
I imagine that this song by Duane Andrews is a little dance between the bees and the flowers they visit. I get a sense of a little takeoff at the beginning and then whoosh we’re along for a jumbling ride that has twists and turns. It’s as if we’re riding along the back of the bee and buzzing thru the air. That’s a pretty wild little roller coaster ride right there.
Duane lists Django Reinhardt as an influence and I can certainly hear that. There’s also some very Celtic moves going on harmonically and I hear that too. It’s a rather nice blend. Duane has an obvious ability to play the guitar and that shines right down thru the speakers. That’s a good thing. The beat, the rhythm, it’s very much like the title implies. Which can be a difficult thing for many players to connect. Duane is doing it with ease.
Got that carefree feeling inside? Go take a ride with a bee as it discovers more flowers. Add Duane to your library and support the artist while you’re at it.