Life and Music - Brian Dalton
"Closing Fast" was actually inspired by my podcast episode, "No Return to Syndication." Essentially, this life is our one shot. It is not a sitcom where we get an opportunity for a rerun . . . hence, our lifelines can and will close fast. Grab onto life and live it for all its worth! Musically, it's an ambitious track, heavy on the strings (with a healthy dose of guitar layers in the background). Personally, my favorite part is the Coda at the end.
From an inspirational or philosophical standpoint, this life is our one shot. It is not a sitcom where we get an opportunity for a rerun . . . hence, our lifelines can and will close fast. Grab onto life and live it for all its worth! Moreover, this notion also came to pass with a blog post of mine titled "State of the Art". I started to think "As a species, are we still relevant? Are we still state of the art?" We love to pat ourselves on the back (EGO) for all of our advancements in knowledge, technologies, etc.; we're literally consumed with information, but we've lost wisdom in the process, in my humble opinion. Case in point: we're more connected than ever with smart phone technology; but our collective IQ's have dropped since the smart phone's inception. How's that for irony? What good does all this "information/connection" provide if we've forgotten how to be a good human being?
Essentially, throughout these years of advancements, we've seemed to advance ourselves into an inescapable corner. A few (of MANY) examples include:
we're more connected than ever, but we're also more lonely and lost than ever before . . . thanks social media. Mental health statistics validate this notion.
we've created a climate where it's the norm for our children to perform lockdown drills and be fearful of going to school.
through this never-ending connection, we've found ways for our voices to be heard, but we've also forgotten how to communicate and compromise . . . which is a huge problem.
Trust me, this list is much, much longer!
So, to anyone who wishes to truly see, I find it hard to believe that we can honestly say we're in an optimal place within our historical timeline. Hence, our time can and will CLOSE FAST if we don't adjust course soon.
Video - "Closing Fast"
Musical Score - Closing Fast
"Closing Fast" can be found on my instrumental album, Processing.