Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Cactus Concerto

So, how exactly does someone "play" a cactus?

Very carefully, of course.

Certainly with less abandon than one plays chad. We heard both vegetation (vox vegi?) during a percussion performance in a Chelsea studio (where else?) the other night with Mary's friend and colleague Pierre and his mother, Claudine. Well, at least we had a good meal afterward. While I admire the performers and their earnest efforts, atonal sounds just aren't my thing. I guess my musical tastes are not that experimental. My brain keeps searching for a melody, and it just frustrates the rest of my body.

So, just chalk it up to one of those interesting experiences one finds pretty much only in NYC. At least it was spent with good friends.

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