Here’s one for the fun books. I had a five hour video phone call with an old friend. But it wasn’t so much a friend that I knew really well. We both attended the same high school and never dated. Hopefully you can get the implication that it’s a female. Anyway, we were a couple of years apart. I know I found her attractive, but I don’t remember why I never asked her out.
It’s always interesting to know what becomes of some people a few years out of school. She’s now living in Colorado working for the EPA. Seems she knows a whole lot about the water we use and/or drink in this country. I guess I shouldn’t piss her off too much for the implications it could have on my drinking water. 🙂
From what I gather she tends to a be a bit shy with people. I guess I didn’t run into that road block being that I was having a day off to do nothing and we ended up having a five hour chat. I suppose I ask really good questions. And I got asked a lot of questions but I also asked a lot of questions. The subject of body language came up and I could tell that some of the questions I was asking were making her squimish, not in a creepy way. It wasn’t on purpose, they were good questions to ask based on the conversation.
It was a fun afternoon that left both of us with permagrin on our faces from laughing so much. Not a bad thing at all. Especially towards the end when it was disclosed that she wouldn’t mind being naked in a hot tub with me, or actually any tub for that matter. (I know she’s reading this, so I had to make her blush a little). Of course I wouldn’t mind seeing her naked in any tub either. I’m smiling as I’m writing this now knowing she’s going to be ever so slightly embarrassed about it. However, she’s the only one who would know this is about her.
A bunch of the discussion could very well relate to the character that Train sings about in Drops of Jupiter. She’s been searching for a sense of self and feeling comfortable in her own skin. A good exploration. Which is pretty much the intrigue. Very parallel between this song character and her journey.
I wasn’t huge fan of Train when they first hit. I got into them after the fact. I really enjoy their ability to write some of the catchiest and most relaxed songs ever. The ebb and flow that they get is absolutely fantastic. I don’t think they started to get that until their 2nd release. The first one still doesn’t grab me all the way thru. However it’s about their Grammy winning song Drops of Jupiter today.
While it took me a bit of examination to get the gist of the lyrics, I can say they are very esoteric, somehow the rhythm, chords, harmony and melody transcended that. Which is the power of music. One aspect or another can trump all that of the other elements of music. Therein lies the challenge for musicians looking for a wider audience. What combination is needed to create a song that will resonate with a good sized audience.
Train has been able to repeat their hit performance several times. That’s a great thing. I look forward to new songs and albums when they come out from them. Maybe its Pat’s voice or the guitar players sound and phrasing, not able to put a consistent finger on it. I only know that I do enjoy it. Much like today’s revealing chat.
Go get Train now! As for my friend… Well, you can’t buy her. 🙂