Sutja’s Metaphysical Wednesday Alternative Mix
Thought can be a powerful thing. What is thought, is it physical, do we have control, does it control us? It is said to be beyond our understanding but the more we learn about ourselves, the more we begin to understand our thought. Sutja Gutierrez contributes to the Ransom Note regularly reporting on the metaphysical. This mix carries charisma and oozes with the music of a wild and wonderful dream or fantasy. Listen and read the interview below:
You have recently taken up scribing for our little ole website on the theme of a metaphysical circus.
What is a metaphysical circus and are you the ringleader?
First of all, thank you for this marvelous opportunity. I appreciate it so much. Metaphysical circus was an idea that came up to my mind during the last century. At that time I was listening to a lot of weird psych music and one of my favorite songs was Metaphysical Circus by The United States Of America. I loved the title and I thought it defined very well my taste in music. To me, metaphysical circus is a form of embracing weirdness. It’s all about how you hear and see things in your day by day. Anything goes… everything counts. Metaphysical Circus defines me in a way but, I’m not the ringleader. I’m just a disciple.
Metaphysical: pertaining to the poetry of an early group of 17th-century English poets, notably John Donne.
What’s your favourite John Donne poem. I must say I’ve never read any of his…
John Donne was such a romantic person.
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Metaphysical: highly abstract, subtle, or abstruse. What does abstruse even mean and have you ever encountered it?
Abstruse is something really hard to understand. Something mystical, esoteric or occult that our minds cannot understand easily. I saw the word abstruse in different books but I personally don’t use it at all.
"The word Circus dates from Roman times when arenas such as the Circus Maximus staged chariot races, gladiatorial contests and mock battles.” Sounds good…
What’s the best circus you’ve ever been to?
I don’t know but there are some parties out there that look like fucking real Roman circuses. I also think that television is a complete circus.
Whistling backstage at a circus is considered bad luck. Do you whistle much?
I’m not a big fan of whistling myself but I do love when I hear birds whistle.
"Performers NEVER eat peanuts backstage.” Blimey this circus doesn’t sound like too much fun does it?!
Life is a continuous battle. They are slaves of drugs and egocentrism.
"The circus is over 2000 years old!” What’s the oldest piece of music you:
a) own : My father gave me his entire vinyl collection but I don’t know which one is the oldest. I’m not that kind of freak…
b) ever heard : “The Lost Chord” recorded for Edison in 1888.
World circus day happens on 18th April. Have you ever celebrated it? If not we should have our own Metaphysical Circus celebrations this year.
I would love to celebrate it, make a party or something else. I will think about it.
Right then… enough about that…
Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us, an image from the old internet is acceptable?
Where was the mix recorded?
A room with a nice view.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
A comfortable chair, low lighting and a cup of red wine.
What should we be wearing?
Nothing too fancy.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
I like them all but “I Talk To The Wind” by King Crimson is one of my favorite songs of all time.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
Upcoming in the world of…
I’m releasing a new song called “Asagwe” on Sincopat and it will be available in digital stores next week. Listen to it HERE.
Anything else we need to discuss?
We will miss you David.
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