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A Heavy Load / Participatory Review 2 / 22 February 2015

The Muddy Lane String Band. We Are Waiting

The Muddy Lane String Band. We Are Waiting

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I like that. Participtory Review 2. It the rhyme. A happy accident. Unplanned. Adventures in liminality continue.

Where was I. Oh yes. The review continued like this. A photograph. The same one that appears here. A flash. I am now in the scene. Participatory. The words that followed came like this.

"The band waits to play. Some are attentive of each other. The banjo player knows he is being shot. A set list lies on the floor. This is the Muddy Lane String Band, contributors to the Private View. They are not on yet. They are tuning up, readying themselves for the gig. Waiting is always the worst moment for me. Adrenalin kicks in. Messes with my thoughts. I have not started my own liminal or abstract moments".

What happens whilst waiting
Nerves
Red hot anticipation
Cool
Like before the exam starts
Cold. Ice blue.
Sucking on a polo
Nothing can hurt
But not for the band
Devine Smith and Downes
Waiting for the man
Drip drip Adrenalin
Pores close
I spend waiting moments
Clearing my urinary tract
Sometimes
Other times
I span the set
Looking for signs
Of unheralded suprise
The suprise unlike sun rise
Never happens
The Set
The Song
The banter
Same show as last show
The liminal strains to be unleashed
In the waiting hour
A buzz
A dark black t shirted roadie
Stalks the mike
One two, One two.
The sites, the sight, the sound
Its getting closer
We share a look
A smile
A joke
We stand inside historic moments
And history recalls
Dates
Names
Kings Queens
And players
But we were there
We heard
We saw
We did not conquer 

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