So yesterday I visited one of the most surreal places I've ever been. Kampong phluk floating village on Tonle Sap lake.
I still can't find another word to explain how I found this place ...surreal.
The video doesn't capture it at all.
The history of Cambodia is so sad. They've been through so much (it feels different here too. They seem kind of guarded at first)
The war only ended in 1980something... Maybe 1990.. My memory is shit. I know... Shame on me, know the history of the places you're visiting!
But they were more than 90% farmers... The Khmer rouge banned farming, they banned family relations, they banned education... if you broke the rules you were executed.
They executed any one educated. So all doctors, anyone who spoke another language.. Even anyone who wore glasses !! People were starving but if they were caught eating the fruit from the trees that grew on their own land... Executed
Millions were killed. So once the war was over the people tried to build themselves back up. They went back to farming but with no doctors if people got sick they just died in their homes. The population of Cambodia is a huge percentage of youth.. Because they have 10 kids or more to try build their families back. That's why they eat bugs and snakes etc.
Most only had the rice they could grow so to up their diet they ate anything that could catch. In rainy season that was fish. After rainy season, frogs, bugs, snakes and rats.
My guide yesterdsy was telling me he remembers being 5 years old and his family were so poor. He went with his brother after rainy season and caught a huge bag full of frogs and snakes... The whole village treat him like a hero because they'd only had rice for months.
The people here live totally from the river and the land. The children laugh and wave as you pass by.
I think of kids back home... And in some ways, as poor as they are, these kids have a happier life and live so much freer.
요즘 어디서나 퀸 음악을 자주 들을 수 있다.
퀸에서 프레디머큐리의 존재도 중요했지만
기타리스트인 브라이언메이가 없었다면 퀸도 존재하지 않았을것이다.
브라이안 메이처럼 기타,베이스,키보드,프로그래밍,게다가 보컬까지 올라운드 뮤지션은 거의 보기 힘들다.
그만큼 그는 퀸의 핵심멤버였다.
그의 2번째 솔로앨범.
Brian May - Another World.
셀프타이틀곡인데 브라이언메이는 노래도 정말 잘한다 😄
Brian May - 나에게 있어 기타는 매우 감성적인 것이다.
Steve Vai - 그는 머리부터 발끝까지 뛰어난 사람이고,그의 연주에서 그것이 잘 드러납니다.저는 어떤 기타 연주자의 소리든 듣고 따라할 수 있지만,브라이언 메이의 소리는 따라할 수 없겠더군요.그는 한 차원 높은 수준의 연주를 합니다.