> You're Body Is At Home, But Where Is Your Spirit?
post Jan 27 2012, 04:50 AM
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Do you ever get the feeling that you should be living somewhere else? I'm not talking about desire, as we all would like to live in Monte Carlo, be knocking back some cold ones, with a blonde and brunette under each arm, and living the high life. What I mean is carrying on your existence in another place, where you feel like you belong. I get this feeling sometimes when I hear certain music, particularly Porcupine Tree songs, and when I see certain things on the television. This place for me is London, England, and the UK in general.

Why London and the UK? Honestly I don't know. I've been there many times, and its really not drastically different than my home territory of New England in the US. I always hear from Europeans how much Boston reminds them of the UK. I even think the US, in my opinion, is a better country to live in, especially if you like buying guitar gear biggrin.gif When it comes to that, there is no better place to live. But life isn't just about what you can buy, as there are many things that cannot be bought, like the time and dedication required to be a great guitarist.

But there is no place in the US where you can walk past an 800 year old castle then go have a brew in a 300 year old pub. That vibe of history cannot be replicated. And I think that aura of the past has an influence on the people that live there in the present. I don't know about you guys, but my mood is altered by my surroundings; even the color of the walls affects my perceptions. I'm sure many of you have the same feelings, whether consciously or unconsciously.

Not many other places in the world combine the very old with the very new like London.... that speak English as well tongue.gif Don't worry you Scandinavians and other Europeans, I didn't forget about you. All those other cities in Europe are fantastic as well. In fact many are even nicer than London, Like Dusseldorf in Germany. They just don't speak my native language of English.

So have any of you had such feelings? Share your thoughts biggrin.gif


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post Jan 27 2012, 06:42 AM
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I honestly relate to what you are saying. I think the history of a place definitely is in the air.

I particularly liked London as well, I think it's a city with so much to offer and it's sort a center of the world and that is appealing to me,

I think it depends on what you are looking for, like for instance here in Bogota, life is quite different, there's so much good things as well, so the word is DIFFERENT,

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- Mudbone   You're Body Is At Home, But Where Is Your Spirit?   Jan 27 2012, 04:50 AM
- - thefireball   I can see what you mean. It would be nice to live ...   Jan 27 2012, 05:00 AM
|- - Mudbone   QUOTE (thefireball @ Jan 26 2012, 11:00 P...   Jan 27 2012, 05:16 AM
|- - thefireball   QUOTE (Mudbone @ Jan 26 2012, 10:16 PM) I...   Jan 27 2012, 05:29 AM
|- - Mudbone   QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Jan 27 2012, 12:42...   Jan 27 2012, 10:29 PM
|- - Ben Higgins   QUOTE (Mudbone @ Jan 27 2012, 09:29 PM) A...   Jan 28 2012, 02:02 PM
|- - Sensible Jones   QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 28 2012, 01:02 P...   Jan 28 2012, 04:44 PM
- - Todd Simpson   Good question! I really had a deep love of Los...   Jan 27 2012, 06:54 AM
- - Ben Higgins   This is a very cool post, Mudbone I totally get ...   Jan 27 2012, 11:26 AM
- - Gitarrero   Totally get what you mean! Personally, I see m...   Jan 27 2012, 02:42 PM
|- - Ben Higgins   QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jan 27 2012, 01:42 PM)...   Jan 27 2012, 04:26 PM
- - Gitarrero   Might I suggest the southside festival? 22.-24. Ju...   Jan 27 2012, 05:16 PM
- - jstcrsn   could we combine this thread and noises you wish y...   Jan 27 2012, 11:59 PM
- - PosterBoy   I've yet to find a place in the world I really...   Jan 28 2012, 07:05 AM
- - Nihilist1   For me it would have to be Norway. I have an obses...   Jan 28 2012, 07:40 AM
- - SirJamsalot   Mine is on stage.   Jan 28 2012, 09:53 AM
- - TeoWulf   Italy, for sure. I agree with Mudbone, that histo...   Jan 28 2012, 09:56 AM
- - Gitarrero   QUOTE (Mudbone @ Jan 27 2012, 10:29 PM) I...   Jan 28 2012, 10:40 AM
- - Sensible Jones   Living in London is a good place to be just due to...   Jan 28 2012, 01:49 PM
- - Gabriel Leopardi   Cool topic! I always wished to have born in th...   Jan 28 2012, 07:23 PM
- - Sensible Jones   QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 28 2012, 06...   Jan 28 2012, 09:11 PM
|- - Gabriel Leopardi   QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 28 2012, 05:1...   Jan 28 2012, 09:17 PM
- - Mudbone   QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 28 2012, 01...   Feb 2 2012, 04:42 AM

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