What the hell is this?

I Can't Stand [Meeting] You is a collection of all the ridiculous things I've written to and about drummer and composer Stewart Copeland.

I actually did meet him for about five crazy seconds in 2007, again for a few exciting moments in August 2009, and my most recent (and most thrilling!) encounter took place in October 2009, where I proved myself capable of being, yet again, a total dork in the man's presence.

I can't believe what I get up to. And neither should you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My morning commute

It was foggy this morning, I got very little sleep (about 4.5 hours), I'm pretty tired, and I would've loved to have slept a few more hours. The drive to work, however, was kind of perfect, because the sun is out! I love when daylight saving time ends. It means a commute home in the dark but there's something about getting up with the sun that makes the whole process of going to work much easier.

I was in my typical fantasy mode while driving on the 710 (remarkably, traffic was flowing this morning), listening to my iPod, when "Indiscipline" by King Crimson came on.

I love this song! I really like Adrian Belew's voice, though he doesn't really sing this one. It's one of those songs I can listen to a hundred times in a row. I think I did, all the way from before Imperial Highway (about where the fog lifted) to the parking lot at work. I got a little bit of a kick out of imagining performing it with Melic Sub Rosa, the band my husband has been playing drums with. Those guys could kill this song, though I'm not sure how successful a vocalist I would be (at least I didn't imagine myself performing something beautiful like "Matte Kudasai")! I love how noisy the song is, how crashy and ringy the drums are with the cymbals everywhere and the way it all builds up. If I really did ever perform this song, I'd probably have to be very careful not to get distracted by the instrumentalists.

I like all kinds of music and many different styles, but I think my heart belongs to this kind of metered, beautiful noise.

This post has nothing to do with Stewart Copeland (though, he played with Andy Summers, and Andy played with Robert Fripp, who was in King Crimson), which you may either find odd, or... refreshing.

2 comments:

RobinSlick said...

And in the six degrees of separation department, Adrian Belew's bassist of the past three years, Julie Slick, was fortunate enough to join Stewart on stage at the Knitting Factory for an incredible version of "Don't Stand So Close" - you can see the photo and read about it here: http://inherownwrite.blogspot.com/2005/05/rock-school-premiere-paul-green-school.html

Irene said...

Hey, Robin, thanks - that's pretty damn cool. I have to get on it and listen to some of Adrian's current stuff.

And here's my own link for you - my husband's awesome band, Melic Sub Rosa (without me, of course) can be seen and heard here:

http://www.melicsubrosa.com/

I should've plugged the band more in this post (I'm not a very good wife today!) but they have a gig coming up November 18 at Jimmy's Lounge in L.A.