When I hear the word conspiracy my mind immediately jumps to a negative pole: nasty people with evil intent conspiring to take over the world like Pinky and the Brain.
But there are probably more good conspiracies than bad. Take for example Terri’s tomato garden.
This year in Boulder we’ve had weather patterns conspiring in a very good way to grow tomatoes. Wet, hot, lots of sun. If the squirrels and bears are busy enjoying the equally bountiful apple crop, leaving the tomatoes unscathed, we might have a bumper crop.
Good conspiracies extend beyond tomatoes and apples. Just think about those exceptional moments when the right track of music played on a perfect system conspire to make sonic magic. Those are the conspiracies we enjoy most, the ones we get excited about and share with our community.
The happy blending of cable and kit, fuse and cord, tube and preamp. All conspiring to help our systems come alive.
I think I’ll conspire to make some music this afternoon.