I had to go downtown recently. I had to file some paperwork. I probably could have done it online, but I wanted to make sure.
I talked to a couple of people on the phone and I kept getting different answers. Besides they have a pretty good area next to the city office.
I finished filing it and I was wandering around. I saw this guy playing guitar, so I went to check him out. the reason I wanted to check him out was he had a pretty good sized crowd.
No Cameras Allowed
When I got there, I saw a big sign that said no cameras.
The second thing I noticed when I got there was all the money in his guitar case. He must’ve had a couple hundred dollars. And this on a late Tuesday morning.
The next thing I noticed was how well he played. How well he sang. His voice was perfect. I mean he held the perfect notes.
Then I noticed was he would play requests. I stood there for about thirty minutes and he played every single request. I mean everything people asked, he could play. And he only needed a couple of seconds.
A few times, he would say he didn’t know the song. But then the requester would sing a few lines, or even whistle or hum part of it. Then he’d say, “Oh yea, I know that one,” and he’d play it perfectly.
I waited until the crowd thinned out, as I wanted to find out more about this guy. This guy was an absolute musical genius.
He was in his MBA program, about halfway through, when he got involved in this project in South America. I don’t know what country. Some small village was having a hydro electric power station built.
He was part of a group of student economic advisors to help out. But as soon as he got down there, he just fell in love with the place.
He ended up ditching the hydro project and did some trekking through the jungle. He ended up in this tiny village, completely cut off from modern civilization.
The Village That Time Forgot
Their village was a mix of farming and foraging, and some hunting. He ended up staying with these three families that all shared a large hut.
One of the old guys kept feeding him these leaves. He said he stayed there for a week, but he doesn’t remember much. He thinks he went hunting a couple of times.
He had all these visions. And in the visions he had spirits come and talk to him, but he wasn’t sure what language it was in. Or even if they were spirits.
Crowds Are No Good
But when he came back, he just couldn’t be around crowds, or very much technology. And he decided he wanted to learn music. He only spent a year, but in a year he taught himself how to play guitar, and how to sing.
Now he said he knows every song. All he has to do is find it in his mind, and he can play and sing it perfectly. He said that before he tried to learn music a few times and it was really frustrating.
But now, it’s almost like he’s not playing. Like he’s not singing. Like he only needs to hear the melody, and it’s like his brain opens up and there’s like a flood of energy.
Flow Through His Mind
Coming into his brain, and he feels this energy as he plays and sings. It’s his, but it’s coming from somewhere else. A familiar place, but a vague place.
And that’s all he does. Play music on the street, and makes a couple thousand a week. He travels around a bit. He’s tried to play on stage, but he can’t stand the electricity. And going into a studio is out of the question.
He says that any kind of recording device feels like somebody is stealing his soul.
Best Carne Asada Tacos
The main reason I like going downtown is they have this one street with a bunch of street vendors. And a few of them make the most absolutely delicious carne asada tacos I’ve ever had.
They make their own corn tortillas, and I could just stand there and eat them all day. That’s the only place in town where they have these street vendors. Behind city hall.
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