Once upon a time, the word feedback referred to audio distortion, not consumer survey responses.
Those were the days.
Thus did I practically vibrate with joy on April 7th, 2018, at the Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre, in Creede, Colorado.
It was the night of the annual variety show. As somebody who's lived in Creede Town for the past year, I wanted to see what the locals had to offer. Many songs, it turned out. (No unicycles.)
For me the most memorable act, and a very Creede act indeed, featured a junk jam band of grown men playing guitars made with cigar boxes or hub caps. Among them was the man who owns the local guitar shop, and leading the band was a man named Jeff Johnson.
Before Mr. Johnson led the group, he took to the stage by himself to play a song for his sweetheart. First, he set on a high stool a busker's briefcase which he opened to reveal a nine-volt amplifier. Then, because the amplifier was within fairly close range of the stage microphone, Mr. Johnson took some care setting things just so before beginning to sing. As he made adjustments, he explained to the audience that he didn't want things to get too feedback-y.
Thank you, Mr. Johnson, citizen of Creede. Every once in a blue moon, I suppose, these are the days.
|Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) in Creede, 2014|
From the blog Thick and Thin (air), photograph by Janey & Co.
N.B. Alternate words for feedback include reaction, thoughts, and