Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
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Imagine

An audience... a stage... a spot light

Ok... you can see a Hawaiian type bongo player in your head right?
Shiny, slightly brown skin, green leafy necklace, grass skirt and decorations at ankles and wrists...
Got it? Ok... Bongo Guy walks on stage carrying his drum (one tall floor standing bongo) into the spot.
He adjusts the drum a bit... then starts a rhythm... 4 time tap, repeat...

A classical Bass player. A woman... Lovely gown... Hair done up like there she's part of a wedding party.
Walks on stage with her little stool... places it at the edge of the spot light... walks off...
comes back with another stool and places it upstage... walks off... and comes back again with her bass
You know what I'm talking about with "bass"? Like a cello ... except it's a bass (and sorry if I'm using the wrong term)
She starts adjusting herself and lays in a very sparse accompaniment to the bongo boy.

A county boy... Grand Ol'Oprey style... with a fiddle and a short mic stand.
He comes in and places the mic stand up stage and takes his place back a bit.
A few notes... but, like the bass player, he's just testing the strings...

Meanwhile Bongo boy is holding down a wicked back beat. Imagine his ample waist line swaying, and a
Blues Brothers kinda foot work thing going down.

How we doing so far? Drums, Bass, and a Fiddle...
Now the voice...

Out from the audience... walks a girl... youngish... say early 20's.
HARD CORE GOTH... white makeup, shredded jeans with cat in the hat style leotards under 'em.
Jet black hair... lacy top under a tight, ripped tank.... dark red lips... not quite black.

Mopes up the stage steps...
Sits on that upstage stool...
Grabs the mic...

and bongo boy kicks it over as the bass, and fiddle fill out the session
carrying it up to her voice... filling the room with a dramatic, high
and hard re-take on Heart of Glass
"once I had love... and it was a gas...."
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