Tuesday, February 2, 2010
further proof that ukuleles inspire coolness and coolness attracts ukuleles
From The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra's website. Orchestra member Gemma Gracewood's biography:
"If the WIUO was the solar system, Gemma would be the sun, bathing everyone in life-giving rays of goodness.
If the WIUO was the Titanic, Gemma would be the propeller, driving us to collide deliciously with the icebergs of international acclaim, and leaving us to drown in the freezing waters of musical ecstasy.
If the WIUO was a sacrificial goat, Gemma would be its beating heart, held aloft, spraying blood before being placed in a ceremonial bowl and eaten raw by delirious ukulele supplicants.
Gemma likes the colour green. She adores its green-ness, its vertiginous appleness, how it coos like dove and laughs like a young cloud in calorific distress. Think of feijoas... plump and facile. They sweat and mould in the harsh Brazilian sun, crying tears like sugar - waiting for the grace of a jewel. Gemma likes feijoas, and she handles them like they were her children.
When the Nano-Machines get here, when the noosphere reaches its 'tipping point', when we have learnt the 7 billion names of god, when Omega-minus meets its transcendental function, Gemma will be there waiting for us. And she'll say, "Hey guys, I've met some real crazy dudes from Andromeda who are keen to sit in on our next gig!"
New Zealand- another place I'd rather be living. At least I'm not pregnant.
One's On The Way- Loretta Lynn (Buy)
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