My second pilgrimage to Distorted Perspectives, took place on the May Bank Holiday weekend.
As with most things in life, having been there before and knowing the lie of the land, made the experience all the more enjoyable – that sure and certain knowledge of last year’s event, firmly tucked into the memory bank, coupled with idyllic Donegal weather, made this another one to remember.
It helped also, that my ‘revolutions on the radio‘ podcast of a few weeks back, had focussed on the Regional Cultural Centre‘s annual event – an hour and thirty nine minutes of re-immersion, courtesy of a playlist and chat with Event Organiser Jeremy Howard, in all that this Festival has become synonymous with.
Image Credit – Christopher Flack
Documenta was, “Started as a one one off project but slowly expanded like a bad disorganized universe, Documenta will produce 18 original songs plus a few covers then finish…..
“three chords good, two chords better, one chord best”…”
I had first heard about Joe Greene and his Documenta “Drome Pop”, through the good graces of François Sky. François has a refreshingly, no-nonsense approach to suffering fools gladly, as a rule his barometer is usually right on the money. Joe has proved no exception to this rule.
Around the same time, I encountered the intriguing video for the track ‘Idle Hands‘ – this transformed Documenta from a whisper into a bona fide, must see proposition.
I was then delighted to find that Documenta would be appearing at this year’s Distorted Perspectives Festival in Letterkenny, headlined by San Francisco “repeat-o rockers”, Moon Duo – “placing Donegal in an international context rather than on the periphery”.
“psyche/ˈsʌɪki/via Latin from Greek psukhē ‘breath, life, soul”…
As the fundamental factors for any psychedelic experience are defined by set, setting and dosage – the anticipation enveloping this sophomore, 2015mg Effenaar event, was tangibly palpable.
“The nature of the experience depends almost entirely on set and setting. Set denotes the preparation of the individual, including his personality structure and his mood at the time. Setting is physical — the weather, the room’s atmosphere; social — feelings of persons present towards one another; and cultural — prevailing views as to what is real”. – Timothy Leary.