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I'm quite happy This Blog Will Change Your Life had the opportunity to run this most excellent conversation between Ashley Inguanta and Christopher Bowen. I am also quite happy to share it with you here. So please do check it out. And please do enjoy some excerpt.
C: Ben's been a great friend over the years and has enabled a lot of good, even just from this blog. If there were one person in your life, past or present, that you wouldn't necessarily want to change, but enable, who would it be and how?
A: I would choose Sarah Morrison, no questions asked. Sarah gave me the gift of music, of rhythm. She plays her violin and uses a loop machine to create weight, story. I hope she never stops exploring the strange and wonderful. As for how—I want to take her to perform near the Marfa lights with me. Marfa is a small Texas desert town that rests not too far above Big Bend. The artist Donald Judd created a shift in this town with his art. He employed many local people, and I admire the way he saw art, the land that surrounds it (and in turn, affects it), and permanence/longevity of a piece. In a way, the Marfa lights embody these qualities -- no one really knows what causes them to appear (even though there are theories), and they have been appearing since the 19th century. We have both seen them, Sarah and I, but at separate times. I think performing near them together would change so much. Those invisible energies I mentioned in the fist question? I think the Marfa lights are part of them.