"The Great Listening" Suite
I. I Remember Each Note Of Each Performance
I remember each note, of each performance.
Foolishly, I try to preserve only the sublime and heroic,
and shed the banal and embarrassing.
But to no avail—
I know that each performance is stored,
"Just where is it stored?" you ask.
It's not immediately evident, like refurbished pec's—
in my ear, my restored wrists, my heart ?
in my bank balance, my resume, my long-term goals?
maybe in my eros, my unborn kids, my karmic debt?
"And where does this happen?" you wonder.
I've spread the tablecloth in the oddest of places—
at 'naked sushi'.
"Why does it happen?" you ponder.
For every possible reason—
to privately serenade a wife for an anniversary
to publicly conquer the most challenging music
to secretly lubricate a room for fundraising.
I remember each note, of each performance,
(dedicated to drummer Russ Gold)