Way back when, when Maribou and I had just gotten married, we would sometimes go to the local dance studio’s concerts.
They did a lot of different stuff at their concerts. Everything from classical ballet to stuff that was up-to-the-minute modern. When they explored the latter stuff, a lot of the pieces were… let’s say “experimental”. A cross between Martha Graham and Margie Gillis and stuff that someone without as much class and insight as I happen to have would say was merely weird convulsing. If it were music, then the term they’d use for this sort of dance would be “atonal”.
They did have one song/dance to a heavy guitar song where, I thought, the voice whispered “gimme space” over and over again where the women began dancing in unison and then each one split off to dance their own interpretation of what each little part the song was doing until they all came back together for the Big Finish where they all danced in unison again. If it were music, they started tonal, wandered through atonal, then got back for a pretty good tonal finish.
For *YEARS* I looked for this song. All I had was “guitar heavy” and “gimme space”.
Then, the other day, it hit me: just google “guitar” and “space”. And, of course, I got nothing but videos of Chris Hadfield.
So I thought I’d shoot for the moon and start googling Joe Satriani and Space. Stevie Ray Vaughn and Space. Then Jeff Beck and Space.
And I found it.
Space for the Papa. I’ve been looking for this song for 19 years.
I hope you like it too.
So… what are you listening to?