I've spent many evenings in Tomorrowland. Watching the sun go down and the crowds empty out as they go off to find a place to watch the parade. Now when I'm there it's like driving past an old house one used to live in. I know it's ridiculous to feel like that about a public place, especially one that thousands of people walk through every day, but I do. I feel like we had a special connection, me and Tomorrowland, like I understood her on a deeper level than most people who came through just looking for a cheap thrill. I loved it just as it was; I didn't see the need for constant updates in order to stay relevant (because of course that is a losing battle!). But the fact of the matter is that Tomorrowland is part of a larger kingdom that does what it must to survive. So now whenever I see an attraction updated, or worse: removed, it's like seeing your old house painted some color that you never imagined it being, or burned to the ground. Why do we grow so attached to things and places? It's inevitable that they'll change… or we'll change and they'll stay the same. And that is why it's much better to be attached to people, at least that way there is the possibility of growing together.
I suppose you're probably wondering when I'll talk about synthesizers again, since that is the theme of this blog. Well, I don't know. I guess I can tell you what's going on right now. We're playing a music festival tonight in Spain and my ProMars started having crazy tuning issues just before I left home, so I brought my SH-1 instead. The implications are that I won't have my preset sounds to work with, so I'll be doing everything on the fly. I'm kind of excited to do it. I've been practicing a good deal. There is a little switch on the SH-1 that let's you select between two different envelope generators to effect the VCA. I never cared about this feature until now... I'm very grateful for it.