Date: Fri, 17 Nov 1995 08:16:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Graydon Hoare <>

plastikman live:

Been dancing up a storm all evening, trippin like crazy, looking into the eyes of everyone and seeing outrageous things, suddenly the music grows more intense, more intense, like these thick syrupy thuds and smacks growing faster and faster, it's the sound of the insides of a body making love, it's the sounds of a heartbeat roaring in my chest as I am jerked about by powers beyond my control, a gut feeling of all living things all over the world that only we humans have forgotten, it's strong, pounding, incredible with this slowly rising roaring howling sound, getting louder and louder and we stare into the lights which flash at us, seeing their intent, it ovewhelms us, there is only the deafening sound and energy now, every centimeter of skin in my body electrocuted in a state of insane radiant LIVING, each cell screaming at the top of it's lungs I DON'T WANT TO DIE I AM ALIVE and the roar grows louder and louder, I look at her face and say "WHAT IS HAPPENING?" and tears are running down my cheeks and hers too, we're holding on to one another for dear life, the music isn't even recognizable anymore and our bodies are buzzing too strong and loose to know what we're doing, suddenly we realize there is a jet aircraft in the room flying over us! it is here, pointing in our faces, it is the head of a monster dragon roaring at us how DARE we forget what we are? We are all, thousands of us, howling with it in recognition and our insides are coming out and everyone sees. The passion is so intense there is no room for identity or time or memory, it lasts forever and in all directions in an indescribable manner! everything is so visceral it's horrifying and ecstatic at the same time. And then the jet washes past and the noise screeches forwards and the crowd of all of us tear after it as the fastest drums the world have ever seen come back to kick us back into action, all holding hands and locking eyes now, all dancing and crying and smiling smiles which never occur in the normal world - smiles so alive and hungry that we know then it is all just beginning forever! It is so draining that occasionally our legs give way and we have to hold on to one another to stay up, catch our breaths a little or go to a room where water can be got, hard to find our way in the electric emotion of the place but we do. We are lighter than air, energy radiated from thehidden reactors modern life keeps on chill-mode all day. Hours later I am finding myself on a floor still awake with all of them lying down now and what world are we in? The sun is coming up, a fresh new day and my muscles are tingling, my head buzzing, my body draped over hers and hers over mine.... richie is such a fuckin' good musician.


...I don't remember falling asleep...