Satan & Megastar – Holland Park
(Live at Big Pink Cake’s Christmas show, 08.12.2012)
Everything flows. Everything is constantly changing. I think it was some Greek from Antiquity that said you can’t step in the same river twice. Things fall apart. Sometimes its because, well, if you want to you can find a weakness, a point in the framework to apply just the slightest pressure, to test the resilience. Sometimes you have to destroy something because it has become rotten to the core. But then just as you’re about to walk away, to let nature take it’s course, out of the corner of your eye you see a new pattern, energy, potential. Sometimes those disparate pieces can arrange themselves into something else.
I think it was one of the last magicians, a magus out of time (isn’t that always the case) that said everyone is a star. Magicians still walk among us now, but we call them scientists as if somehow that makes our reality tunnels easier to digest, these people still tell us we are made of the same stuff as the stars. Turbulent, violent effervescing points of light that help us navigate through a world we have convinced ourselves we know inside out. How ignorant we are.
This weekend we re-ordered the pieces into an entity that hung together long enough for us to perform a Satan & Megastar song in public for the first time (or second or third time depending on which map you’re using). It wasn’t snowing but the video of the show made it look as though it was. Or maybe we were looking too hard for some magic that we failed to notice it in the simplest of things, in what was right there in the room. The reproduction was exactly that, unreal.
Everything flows, evolves, gets built up, obliterated, rearranged. We took our first tentative steps onto the stage, blinked, and then woke up at Hendon Cathedral, burning.
Adam John Miller, 10.12.2012