exaggerate the truth
so i asked our
unscrupulous inspiring webmaster/bass player for a word as inspiration for today’s post. i was feeling a little overstretched (couldn’t be bothered) by my self-imposed “one post per day” regime. and he fired back with “mendacity“. thanks mate!
but as i sit here thinking about it, i have a sneaking suspicion that this was a rather well-disguised attack on your beloved diva. you see how he rather sneakily pretended that he was just throwing out the first word that popped into his mind, when the truth is that this has been brewing for a long time. he secretly believes that the diva is, perhaps, a little mendacious? no, no, no, i hear you all cry. the diva telling porkie pies? impossible.
as a genuine diva, it is my job to exaggerate the truth. to add spice to mundane things. i’m not going to sit here and write about my trips to lidl or cleaning the toilet, am i? i am trying to create the illusion of being a star and while it’s not exactly true in real life, it is in my head. and that’s not mendacity. it’s the nature of us suffering artists. we struggle and toil to bring our creativeness to the huddled masses. with very little thanks or recognition. so excuse me, mister
barking mad charming bass player, i will continue to write my reams of wisdom for the lesser mortals who read this blog (both of them) and bugger to anyone who thinks of “mendacity” when i ask them to help me.
ps: please ignore the above brain fart. i just drank some very strong coffee and appear to have lost the plot for the moment. normal blogging will return tomorrow.
pps: good word though.
so our bass player has lost the plot completely now. he has just bought an electric upright double bass thingy. it’s heavy and very tall and has a very swanky case. it also looks really, really cool. i predict that we will need heavier security at the next gig to stop people swarming the stage.
we are getting together tonight to try out this newest addition to the empire that is bad mathematics. it’ll be loud, exciting and probably very silly. our drummer is going away for a month after that so we will be having a break from gigging over the summer.
i will try and remember to write some miscellaneous nonsense here from time to time. in the meantime, be good, be bad or be silly… just make sure you do it to music.