spiritual weekend


This weekend I saw the most amazing thing. I was chaperonin’ Dr. Auratheft
on a wild trip to Deventer, where he was enjoying the select elite of sonic
connaisseurs of ethnic, jazz and —most of all— pumpin’ DANCEHALL action
on the 4th J’ee-haw! matinée at artspace WILLIE in the beautiful IJsselhotel.

As I was minding my own business, drinking some tea, smokin’ some doobie,
readin’ some book, chillin’ the fuck out to some real nice sounds, sunlight and
sightseeing possibilities, I suddenly noticed this guy —who I later learned, is
the guy we all know best as the guy who’ll always come to everything in a
certain place— who got real happy when the first dancehall riddims reached
his cavities. This guy was in the music. I know, I just can tell when someone’s
in the music. And this guy was. Anyway, this guy (who was now REALLY in
the music and started playing the bongos who were, for some reason, situated
right behind the DJ. He didn’t stop playing the bongos til he’d been jamming
for exactly one-and-a-half hours to the ragga/dancehall vibe that Auratheft
had layed out for us. Although he clearly wasn’t a bongo player, he sure was
into music making.

Now here’s where it gets real sweet. As this guy (the guy with the bongos
in the picture) (duh…) began playing the bongos, his dog, who probably is
the sweetest dog in the world, quit his continuous walking around and walked
towards his master, stood still at about eight feet from him, sat down and just
stared at his friend as if he was thinking ‘I dunno exactly what you’re doin, but
you seem to be having a lot of fun, mister!’. Mind you that this dog just sat still
there and, seemingly impressed, watched his buddy for about twenty-five
minutes, without moving. I don’t know what came over me exactly, but I guess
it had something to do with the notion of ‘us being one’. I don’t know, it was
really nice.

Thanks for taking these nice pictures, Harco!


  1. Posted November 15, 2004 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Graag gedaan, Rufus!

  2. siebe
    Posted November 15, 2004 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    breathtaking story, dear Rufus. Fanx!

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    Posted November 20, 2004 at 5:56 pm | Permalink