Friday, February 23, 2007

EACH SMALL CANDLE...

... lights a corner of the dark


Not the torturer will scare me
Nor the body's final fall
Nor the barrels of death's rifles
Nor the shadows on the wall
Nor the night when to the ground
The last dim star of pain is hurled
But the blind indifference
Of a merciless, unfeeling world


Roger put on what can only be described as a life-altering event in a performance that was as visual as it was musical. In struggling to capture the essence of the show, I find myself at a loss for words to describe it in any meaningful way to anyone who wasn't there. "Epic" is one word that comes to mind and that is about as descriptive as I'll ever get.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have four words for you. Try Mind Blowing and Paralysis Inducing.

Remember how we simply stood there like shameless fools with our mouths quite 'circumferentially' stuck in a lock jaw sucking it all in while he blew our heads to smithereens?

M

Ash said...

Manny, I have excused myself from writing a narrative of the night. Nothing I say will ever do justice, although your description comes just a tad close.

It was political. Very. And especially now. But mainly, it captured the human condition. Roger can tread on grounds where most artists have burned. But then anybody who didn't expect that knows next to nothing of Floyd or Waters.

ian said...

omG.... were u there????? i make it a point 2 attend all the concerts in dubai :::DDDD but i left this one out cuz i didnt know his music well n altho me dad did but we didnt get 2 make it.... may be next tym ;)))))

Emarati Nickel & Dime said...

Wow, Ash. It's exactly how speechless Roger Waters left me too.

No-lifer said...

Just dropping by to let you know I was here :D