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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Best Paragraph I Read in a Long Time

From Spaceman's Blues: A Love Story by Brian Francis Slattery


The Pan-Galactic Groove Squad crashes through the window at eleven-thirty to claps and cheers and stomping feet; there are twenty-seven of them in this band, they have guitars and basses, keyboards, accordions, horns, banjos, and drums, so many drums, and they set up in no time and begin to play, a beat that starts down low and simple, just the kick and some hi-hat with one bass snaking around it. The rest of the band waits, they're letting the groove get in the pocket, hit bottom. It does; and now two drummers join in, they weave a polyrhythm that brings in one guitar and some pops from a banjo, oh this groove is young but it's growing, and people are starting to move. Now a singer steps up to the mike, puts out some blues that two more singers turn to gospel, harmonies deep and wide that make you want to believe. Five more drummers slip their way into the spaces, two guitars, another bass, a single trumpet line, simple and urgent, and those singers are swelling up, they're filling the groove to bursting, and just when nobody can take another second, they break it open in an explosion of horns and keyboards and shouting strings. The people open up their throats and sing, and everybody screams and throws their hands in the air, they're falling in and stomping it down, sweating and throwing back their heads until they are bound together, band and dancers, into a single thing, and this is a party not even the Hand of the Righteous could stop, it is loud and large and full of joy; and then Wendell steps into the room.

Comments:
Holy Flying Pastas! A BLOG POST!
 
Wow, what's up with Wendell?

Oh, and it's nice to see you're still around. :o)
 
Wendell's boyfriend Manuel Rodrigo de Guzman Gonzalez http://www.bfslattery.com/spacemantext.html

I'm still around, though I'm mostly on twitter. It's like smoking cigarettes in the bathroom. But that's probably how you feel about Second Life
 
Hehe, pretty much, yes.
 
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