Festé 2011, 23rd & 24th September

This past Friday and Saturday was Derby Festé 2011.

23/09/2011 19:47

I went on the Friday night with my mate Malcy and saw much flame-based action at Bass Rec. Well, to be honest, we missed a lot of stuff or were between events or something. But Surtal Arts doing all the flame-juggling stuff was good!

24/09/2011 20:48

And then on the Sat night, Sarruga brought some large fishies to town and floated them around town, finally ending up at the Silk Mill.

24/09/2011 20:55

Whoosh, bang, some fireworks and that was Festé done for another year.

24/09/2011 21:16

I was about to head off home when Nat rang so I went to meet her and Alex by the big screen…

24/09/2011 21:47

…where half of Derby seemed to be getting down with their Latin selves and shaking their asses. 🙂

The Pattern Of You

I love the pattern of you
I love the pattern that is you
You’re a cloud, a wave
The shadows of leaves rippling on my wall

I can’t believe my luck:
That I’m here to witness the pattern that is you
Unfold and stretch, giggle and prance
I could easily have missed it all
If I’d been born in the wrong hundred years

You’re a tumbling cascade of ions
Sleeved in myelin, sparkling, so bright
Your container, though beautiful
Can’t compare to the pattern it carries

How can a pattern be so perfect?
Tessellating, blossoming, rotating, translating
A thousand angles, a million facets
All flawless, all imaginary, all real
They integrate and become: you

It’s a miracle in a godless universe
Sometimes I worry that I’ll be blinded
The pattern is so complete, so whole
And I am so shattered, so fragmented
But then the pattern touches me
And tells me she loves me.

Digitalism – Blitz

Lately, I’ve been driving very fast, listening to this track playing insanely loudly in the car. The viscerality of loud electronic music + high velocity does something inside my brain that nothing else does. I’m inside of everything, I’m outside looking in. The world is enormous and tiny. The car is a spaceship and a muon.

If you do listen to this, only do it at a volume that hurts you. ?