judging from the
title of this here post,
you might be thinking
that your Ole Uncle Nuts
might be feeling a bit
sensually deprived and
… confused by the
whole lack of tactility
involved in all things digital.
Ordinarily, I’d say that
you might have
But this time, well,
I was getting ready to
write my daily post,
…. which I was going to entitle the:
“The Health Benefits of Touching“.
And this song came on Spotify:
come on —
Now touch me, baby
Can’t you see that I am not afraid?
What was that promise that you made?
Why won’t you tell me what she said?
What was that promise that you made?
Now, I’m gonna love you
Till the heavens stop the rain
I’m gonna love you
Till the stars fall from the sky for you and I
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Now touch me, baby “
( Lyrics from ”Touch Me”
by the Doors:
Written by Robby Krieger. )
Ok… so you know the song.
And, as I started to write,
I got sidetracked mulling
over just how ironic it is for
me to be using the above
song lyrics- “Touch Me”
by the Doors Robby Krieger —
— to open a post about
the “health benefits of touching”—–
Considering the original title
of the song wasn’t ” Touch Me “,
at all —
— but ” Hit Me “.
I kid you not.
Robbie Krieger was constantly having fights with his girlfriend,
…. and wrote the song during one of their more passionate disputations.
She apparently was quite a bantamweight.
Once Jim Morrison heard the song’s rough cut,
….. he decided he didn’t like the theme,
and thought something a bit
more in tune with the whole
‘love generation’ thing would be better.
A peace sign does kinda loses
it’s meaning when you’re
hitting somebody with it.
Well, anyway, it’s a long story,
and entirely off topic from what I wanted to post about,
…….. which is the “health benefits of touching”.
It’s funny how different an original concept can be from the finished product, isn’t it?
—a work can be so changed during the process of it’s creation and production as to alter the impression and meaning of a work completely.
I always say, when it happens to me,
….. that it’s a function of my short attention span….
I’ll start working on a project,
…… say, the “health benefits of touching”,
Hey, it’ll be a pretty straight forward deal.
But, I think the process of editing
and refining a work often brings
out ideas and concepts that ,
…. although originally not even
intended as a part of it, end up
taking charge of the piece.
Not that it has anything really
to do with the “health benefits of touching“.
I think you know what I mean…..
Maybe you’re just not into your subject all that much–
Maybe something entirely different is screaming to get writ —
and all you keep doing,
… is try to write a stupid post
on the “health benefits of touching“.
Boy, howdy — that always seems to happen to people.
Not to me, of course.
If I set down ready to write about something, no matter how mundane or sublime the subject might be —
Whether the post is a simple humor piece, a lifestyle article on the “health benefits of touching” ,
or a complicated review of high tech gear,
— I’m as focused as a Phalanx CIWS
Radar Guided Laser, man.
Whatever the fuck that is.
so maybe I do get distracted from time to time.
In the process of writing,
yer mind wanders,
sense memory and visual cues kick in,
word play sparks different connotations……
the next thing you know,
….. you went from soufflé to scrambled eggs.
I was the member of a garage band once like that.
Not that it has anything to do with the “health benefits of touching“, either .
We had brought in this guy to play bass on a song we couldn’t get right,
….. and the band ended up being named after him, fer chrissakes.
I’m not saying it’s always a good thing, mind you.
After all, I bet you never heard
of the Gerard Remilard Band, right ?
Of course not.
And I’m not implying that it was the name of the band that was responsible for our utter lack of success….
It definitely had some small relationship to the fact that none of us had any musical talent to speak of.
You gotta be careful.
Editing can change everything, man.
…. about the Health Benefits of Touching ….