American culture is great. Fireworks (thanks China!), the Great American Road Trip, the great outdoors, chili, and going to the movies ALL THE TIME are just what is springing to mind at the moment. Of course, we are missing a few things.
In some parts of Africa you can work out all your problems just by rounding up the whole village and everyone banging drums for a few hours. This makes sense of course. Hitting things always makes me feel better, even if I already feel good. And who doesn't like rocking out, even if you need the help of a chair specifically designed for that.
In my years spent in Scotlandd I learned that many believe the answers to life's big questions are at the bottom of a pint glass. Of course, nobody has found which pint glass exactly, so they are dilligently seraching as we speak. It is Wednesday, after all. But in their search they often find something else. There is something about talking to someone while you are eating or drinking that is theraputic. You can trust someone more if you are both sitting at the same table, putting the same thing into your bodies.
So I propose we search from both angles. This just may be the most ambitious social production since the Cake Dome Series, but I think we should try it anyway. For those of you familiar with Beverage Night, this is a total ripoff, but with an addition.
Thursday, 19 January 2006
@ Le Maison du Rob
(about 1000 east and Princeton Avenue. Its the one without a railing)
You must bring:
1. A cup, mug, glass, or some sort of beverage-holding vessel.
2. An instrument or noisemaker, whether purchased or home made. If you don't know what to bring, here are some ideas:
Plastic Easter egg full of rice
Sandpaper and wood blocks
Coffee can and wooden stick
As you may have surmised, we will be drinking (sorry, not alcohol) and attempting music. This is still experimental. Your patience is appreciated. I don't expect to find the meaning of life in one night, so this will likely occur several times more. And in case you haven't picked this up yet: You are invited.