Today’s resolution: Return to reality

19 May

The Day After Lemmy and Motorhead, I’m too exhausted — and euphoric — to process it all. But it was the dream, everything I thought it would be — good and loud. Hard, driving, fast, fast, fast. Everything was big — the amps, the sound, Lemmy’s incredible presence. And, as a friend pointed out, Lemmy had the biggest amps. Naturally.

“Only way to feel the noise is when it’s good and loud,
So good I can’t believe it screaming with the crowd. “(Overkill)

Don't I look happy?

I can’t write a concert review — seeing Lemmy and Motorhead wasn’t just about the music but the experience. I thought I might be spastic, screaming, jumping up and down, being that woman who doesn’t know when to sit down and stop dancing. There was some of that, but mostly I was too enthralled to move. I was afraid I might miss a minute of it — or it could all disappear — if I didn’t keep my eyes on the stage the whole time. Even though I stood most of the time, I felt like I sat forward on the edge of my seat and held my breath throughout the too-short 45-minute set. 

On your feet you feel the beat, it goes straight to your spine,
Shake your head you must be dead if it don’t make you fly. (Overkill)

I overheard some young men talking during the break between Motorhead and Foo Fighters, complaining that they didn’t recognize any of the songs except for Ace of Spades. That’s sad. Motorhead is more than that one song. I liked the newer material, but of the standards, I got the biggest thrill out of hearing Lemmy growl, “If you squeeze my lizard, I’ll put my snake on you,” the opening line from Killed by Death.

Music should make you happy and this does it for me. Maybe the ferocity of it …. or energy …. or the speed… .Lemmy (that goes without saying) …. the sometimes sublimely ridiculous lyrics… whatever, it just breaks open a big box of happy for me.

The morning after, my ears are ringing, my head is throbbing, my brain flashing like a strobe. Happy. More later.

Know your body’s made to move, you feel it in your guts
Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t worth the name if it don’t make you strut. (Overkill)

Rock out.


One Response to “Today’s resolution: Return to reality”

  1. Cici Davidson May 19, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Trite, but true: I’m really happy for you. Thank you for the day-after report!

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