Saturday, July 21, 2018

A history of music in sand

Grumpy Zappa.

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant with a strange sandy short scale battered Stratocaster.

Pink Floyd tableaux.
Yesterday I had a hot and dusty wander around a park depicting (amongst other things) the history of modern music in sand sculptures. Their version of history ends about 1980 and starts with Mozart. There are some weird inclusions and strange mixes. The Doors, Janis Joplin, Bach, Bob Dylan, Madonna and the rest. Curious, dry and in need of a little TLC.

Picasso and Dali also featured, hard to tell where the cubism and surrealism began or ended in the juxtaposition of forms and renderings, modern masters Disney and Star Wars were also there to please the kids. The only form of cool escape was a "beats" style cafe were shade and cheap coffee allowed some respite from the baking heat and blinding yellow glare of sandy reflections. Odd but intriguing.

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