A Music and Video Producer / Writer interested in all that is sight and sound.
2 year veteran of online audio mixing wars.
Batttle scarred and occasionally decorated. Now on the lookout for the ultimate music mission.

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Friday, 17 August 2007

You can't get scabby knees surfing the net

It seems inevitable that the more time you spend on the net , the more you want try out stuff like this.

Blogging, RSS feeds. It's like you are a social outcast if you are not part of some community, Bebo or Myspace or do not have the latest gizmo in net technology.

So how did i counter this feeling of digital savvy inadequacy recently ? . I got my bike out for the first time in two years and said screw it and went for a ride that's how.

Now i am not getting younger, but being balanced up there you suddenly remember that if you come off it is going hurt. What's more a fall can screw you up in more ways than one. Time off work, money lost, doctors bills. Much easier when you are a kid with nothing to worry about with the wind in your hair and the risk of maybe the odd scabby knee.

But you know what occurred to me, which may seem obvious saying it , but we really are not built to sit at a screen all day, letting our muscle tissue waste away.

While i was thinking about this i remembered Woody Allen's film The Sleeper i think it is , ( someone will put me right if i am wrong ) where the brain is nothing but a brain in a room functioning without a body.

Now that was a 70's comedy and meant to be a far fetched image of the future, but you know what, it's pretty much close to the truth these days.

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

I can't agree more! It seems kids these days are getting fatter and fatter. God forbid they actually go outside and play what's called "games" sans the "video" precursor. As wonderful as it is to have all of this technology at our finger tips we can't forget what it's like to dance in the rain. I have a big problem with "virtual" worlds. So many people live completely online. Their friends are online, their activities are online, hell their sexual activities are online!

Talk a walk, ride a bike, take your shoes off and feel the grass between your toes.

spinmeister said...

balance is the trick - both for riding the bike as well as for online/offline activities. :-)

I'm lucky to have real life jam sessions with some good musicians right here in addition to the virtual jam sessions in the remixing world.

I wouldn't want to miss either one.

I want to ride my bicycle :-)