Monday, June 28, 2010

Musical Interlude

Not much to say tonight, so I thought I'd post this improv piece by Keith Emerson at the California Jam. All my friends went...I had to work :( Right down the street from me, too. Ugh! Anyhow, I hope you'll take 10 minutes out of your evenings and give yourselves a real treat.


The Plague Doctor said...

Unrelated: Guru Papaji loses it (heartbreaking).

metamorphhh said...

Plague Doctor:

Wow, this takes me back to the days when I retained some hope for enlightenment, for seeing through this farce to the underlying meaning justifying it. Watts, Murti, Gurdjieff, Ram Dass, Leary, and a host of other voices telling me that life would be perfect if only I could see it the right way. I'm not sure how many bought it, deep down. I tend to compartmentalize all these guys in the area of my brain labeled 'wishful thinkers' these days. Papaji's tears ARE heartbreaking. Everything is.

Anonymous said...

One day it was announced by Master Joshu that the young monk Kyogen had reached an enlightened state.
Much impressed by this news, several of his peers went to speak with him.
"We have heard that you are enlightened. Is this true?" his fellow students inquired.
"It is," Kyogen answered.
"Tell us," said a friend, "how do you feel?"
"As miserable as ever," replied the enlightened Kyogen.

From here. This made me laugh for hours. It came right at a time when I was seriously considering Buddhism.