Thursday, February 17, 2011


The latest release from The Human Era - Modern Mirage

Revelation is not a requisite for excellence but excellence clings to the ribs of any revelation.

Unsupported endeavors whether artistic, athletic, or spiritual are the norm - a testament to the intrinsically human constitution of these pursuits where all means of production exceed the capacity for consumption.

Within each person is a burgeoning icon.  Some decide to find it in an other's art, others strike out on their own without permission.

Think Emerson:  

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good-humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else, to-morrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely what we have thought and felt all the time, and we shall be forced to take with shame our own opinion from another. 

As is born this blog without anyone's permission.  As is born every artist laboring without intention of publishing outside his immediate sphere - be it skull or address book.  Yes, there is hope, but an audience, though integral for communication, is not scheduled for arrival.  One composes for an unbooked event and one is more than willing to go there alone.

And that's why the unsung are singing.  And the non-elites are competing.  And the unaccepted are accepting their trade.

The Human Era might not be on your radar.  They might have yet to be revealed to you, but their excellence has been as such to me.

I'm finicky on the trails as to what I let interact with the mindful moment.  I know longer train as if the pain in my body were an aberration needing to be corrected.  You can't both blunt and sharpen a knife, though we continuously try.

But The Human Era's music tends to both advance and retreat in the mix of any sense data.  It inhabits without being invasive.  It is a fulcrum that pulls one to attention but does not pull one from oneself.  This band is as much as you allow them to be.

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