“Out of the Blue”

Out of the Blue is a piece for solo tuned bell-plates from Arthur Jarvinen’s latest CD, Erase the Fake, available on O.O. Discs #48.
The following poem by AJ is from the cd liner notes:

Out of the Blue

	that's how the news came
		randy died, age 32
			metronome just stopped

slap in the face
cold hard reality
brutally insinuating itself
where it's not wanted

truth hurts
don't it
like a cruel insult
to everything you value

sometimes you have to hit back
reclaim your dignity
turn the tables
reshape the moment

turn no into yes
music can do that

hitting back with hammers
pounding steel ringing out
crying out

difference tones buzzing in the ears - i've always liked that feeling -
that sound that's not "really" there
the inner ear's way of making sense of it

you can hear them but they don't get on tape
reality or imagination
what's the difference?
it feels good

	hammers hitting steel
		a simple affirmation
			of a worthwhile life
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