Friday, May 22, 2009

Patience is a virtue

Years ago I heard this song. I didn't know the name, but I knew it was by Jean Luc Ponty. I became acquainted with his music through the Mahavisnu Orchestra lead by John McLaughlin. Ponty was on Visions of the Emerald Beyond. But back to this song. It touched me then, and I vowed I would buy the album. I figured I wouldn't have any problem finding it even though I didn't know the name. Wrong, I could not find this song. Remember this is pre internet, and my only real choice was to buy albums until I found it. I didn't, and so I gave up searching actively for it. I thought, I'll hear it again someday. That was over 15 years ago. Recently I've been using Pandora. I created a station beginning with Delerium and was just listening yesterday, and this song comes on. I jumped up to see what the name was, and it was this ambitious title "Computer Incantations for World Peace." If you care to listen to it, click below. And I ask that if you do, pay particular attention to the change that happens around 2:38. Remember those who are important to you.

Jean-Luc Ponty - Computer Incantations For World Peace
Found at bee mp3 search engine


Willie said...

Ahh no speakers on my mom's computer. I'll listen when I get home.

That's so cool that you remember that song after 15 years. I can't wait to hear it.

Charlie said...

I like Pandora. You did the Spirit of Survival marathon last year right? This year's marathon happens to be on my 26th birthday. I was planning on going for a 26 mile run anyway, but I may consider going down to this marathon. I'd be willing to car pool with others though.

RBR said...

*Uncultured philistine Alert*

Other than sophomore Music Appreciation, I haven't listened to much classical music. It is pretty though.

I just wanted to say "hi"!

Hi! *waves fanatically*

Just_because_today said...

unfortunately it didn't play for me. Tried to find it and couldn't