Posted by Sean on August 24, 1999, at 15:46:00
In reply to Re: Esma and good coffee, posted by Cynthia on August 13, 1999, at 23:34:29
> Hi Sean,
> I didn't know one of those bands you mentioned. I've never really considered myself a musician, I just banged around on a bunch of drums for a couple of years - like some kind of anger therapy. I'm a lyric's person, I think that's because I write poetry and really know how to appreciate it. Sometimes I think you have to be a musician to really appreciate certain types of music - of course I love music, but to really truly appreciate it. This lady Esma, she has a website but I can't remember her last name. I'll be in contact with my friend sometime this week and ask her again for her last name. She is what I would call a musician's musician, or maybe a poet's poet. Right now she is recording CDs, she thinks her voice will only be good for a few more years.
> You know, until I found out about this cyclothymia, I used to think it was because I was half Italian that my senses were so refined (you know Italians and their food, and their design, and their love of beauty)- my dad grew up in Italy during the depression and he was very manic depressive; can you just try to imagine my childhood! Back to our senses; I haven't drank coffee for 3 months because I can't find any that is good enough to drink. I suppose I could make some but there is only one store in this town that sells decent beans.
> How I listen to music is the first sign that my moods are going up (although generally I am confident with lithium to control my highs). The volume goes up and I just can't get those notes inside of me fast enough or intensely enough, it's like I become part of the song. I am always happy for and half envious of people who have music. Enjoy it.
> I've never heard of this movie Lacho Drum?
Hey Cynthia -
I've been on vacation in the Southwest, hiking around
Arizona and New Mexico. Super incredible but got
fairly wacked out on zoloft and lack of sleep.
Heading into a down phase right now but am writing
more music, so it's ok (I hope).
Lacho Drum should be available at the more "arty"
video stores. It basically follows the origin of
gypsy music from India to Spain, hitting all the
Easter European place in between. It is beautiful,
moving, and really opened my eyes to this music.
I'm not sure you will read this because it has been
put in the "old posts" category.
On the Rx front, I've got an appointment and am
going to try a non-Lithium mood stabilizer to
see if that works better. I simply can't take
AD's without zipping off into hyperspace.
Very funny that bit about you being 1/2 Italian!
Made me LOL. I'm Irish and German, which translates
to being very organized on somedays and a lyrical
freak on others...
Hope you are well,