Day 50 : Is This Love? by The Fireman from Electric Arguments
The experimental psychedelic noodlings of Paul McCartney and Youth (producer and former Killing Joke bassist). Lots of cymbal shimmers, tom tom dabs and background flutes - its a cross between the trippy bits of The Doors and the slower sections on Carlos Santana.
The album (and The Fireman project) is McCartney harking back to his hippy 60s period. Not your perky music-hall tunes. More reflective and mystical. All credit to him for letting go a bit.
Serendipity : 10
Love : 4
Speaking of Latin Americans, he said:
"Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable.”
Once I dreamed I kept a perfect little bed and breakfast by the seaside, and to everyone who came to stay with me I would say, in the ancient tongue, ‘Be whole,’ and they became whole - not broken people an longer - because I had spoken the language of shaping.
-Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane