Thursday, November 27, 2003

Whoever it was that brought me here will have to take me home.

The new album from Martyn Joseph hit the welcome mat today.
Welcome indeed.
For those apart from such experience, Martyn is a Greenbelt regular artiste who is so central to Greenbelt I do not see how we could ever separate. Even for one year.
There is deep respect for the man, and music. I feel it is because the man is the music and the music is the man. There is integration in a wholistic way which means so much to me. It is a great ideal. A worthy aim, this wholistic thing. Martyn lives it and breathes........

I was keen to grab a listen a a lyric read of a track called 'this being woman' which was sampled for us at Greenbelt. It comes out of a powerful poem by Stewart Henderson another great greenbelter. The song is credited to both of them. It is raw, it is real.
I have yet to absorb into my senses but I will quote you one verse ....... just get the album from

The Christmas shopping on your own
The ecstasy you should have known
The dreams and dust and wedding vows
The silent darkness, funerals, rows