Rockin' & Roastin': I can see clearly now

Monday, 10 September, 2012
It has been raining. A lot. There has been a lot of rain. This is not weather that we humans like to work in, or move in at all really. But if for a second we can forget about the squelching noises coming from our shoes and the diminished light, we can appreciate that the rain is beautiful and realise that nobody is hiding behind sunglasses and that everything looks a little greener on the other side, after nature’s overflow. It’s Spring people! A time for creation.

“[C]reation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing. Permit yourself to flow and overflow, allow for the rise in temperature, all the expansions and intensifications. Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” {Anais Nin}

It’s the rain that’s making me whimsical. Another side effect of lots of rain is a sharp increase in coffee consumption. This, I cannot complain about. The increase in quantity should never mean a decrease in quality and I’ve been satisfying the craving for smooth warmth with a Columbian Narino bean roasted at Rosetta in Cape Town.

So let the tunes wash over you and the creativity flow forth, there’s a couple to appreciate the beauty and a couple to make you get up and go go go.  

Down in the Valley by theheadandtheheart

James Vincent McMorrow - We Don't Eat by Vagrant Records

Pearl and the Beard - Sweetness by hearhearmusic

The Grates - Turn Me On by Vagrant Records

Fight Test by Flaming Lips

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