omg! omg! omg! OK, calm down! Take a deep breath! Breath in…Breath out…
Just a while ago I decided to go into Ticketmaster to check what concerts are on. I just haven’t gotten around to join some sort of website that will forward me regular notices of concerts by my favourite bands…Because of that I almost always miss out. Forgot to mention that I also live in the academia bubble (no TV, very little radio, the random newspaper…But ask me what was on the cover of this week’s Nature, the most interesting article in this months issue of the International Journal of Psychophysiology, or who will be at the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. I dare you!
Yes, it’s true that the Internet does help keep connected but it’s so self-selecting that one can spend an entire day online without checking a newspaper once.
Anyway, back to the main story: I’m on Ticketmaster, and who’s first on the list for the concerts happening soon? As in, today? Bob Dylan!!!! BOB DYLAN people!!!! A 20th Century Music legend is having a concert a little more than an hour away from where I live, in what appears to be a very interesting festival – The Hop Farm Festival.
First reaction “Bye Bye computer! I’m off to Tonbridge!”. Second thought “oh wait, let me check if they still have tickets…oh cool! They do! Oh wait… £65!?!?!?! Oh dear…”
There’s always a catch isn’t there?
In the meantime, am listening to Powderfinger’s Golden Rule. It takes me back to New Zealand and I use those memories to relax. You know the “imagine you’re on a white sand beach, the sea breeze gently touching your face, etc., etc.”? Since I actually experienced that sort of relaxing situation – with this music attached to it – it’s quite easy for me to invoke those moments, and feel relaxed once again.