Firstly, if you are thinking 'shall not Mick
Jagger', that's NOT an accurate interpretation of the title!
It's Hindi for 'tranquil place', but you knew
The theme for this project for
Hal McGee's Electronic Cottage was apparently suggested by Leslie Singer,
great heroine of our RFA Challenge, she of the iron ossicles, so our
participation was never in doubt, in spite of Daredevil being from the
Marvel universe and the Magic Bullet being strictly DC folk. So we decided
to go with the meditations half of the concept and completely ignore the
Daredevil reference. There'll be no cameo from Stan Lee in one of our
tracks, rest assured! But what to do, the Magic Bullet aren't exactly known
for topping the bill in the chillout room.
"Indian lady," said I, placing
my hands together and bowing at my spikey-haired partner in sound-crime, "namaste."
"Lay back and close your eyes."
Says Skit, returning my gesture.
I didn't fall for it, I'm not
having beer tipped all over me again.
"Empty your mind and relax." I
"Go to tranquil place." Says
"But what kind of sounds should
we use for a meditative track," I pondered out loud, "it's not the sort of
thing we would usually do, is it?"
Seasons passed as we paced up
and down the kitchen, deep in contemplation.
"Human screams?" Skit
"Works for me."
Funny story - a few days
after this track was released, I posted a link to it on our local community
Facebook group as a bit of a joke, see how many people we could catch with
it, which was quite a few, as it turned out, some of them none too happy
"Relax and meditate to
the glorious view across Morecambe Bay from Knott End, soundtrack and
photograph courtesy by your Magic Bullet, namaste..."
Then I thought, why not
stick it on Twitter as well? Visit Morecambe only went and retweeted it,
didn't they! Hey, we're not completely without empathy, we did warn them.
Albeit several days later...