Whale Jumps to Bach – Moon Porn – Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD)

Whales Jumping to Bach, Moon Porn Exhibition and Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD) – In this week’s article I will describe a little more about my recent ‘Jamming with Bachvideo and explain what it did to the local whale population. I would also like to introduce you to the newest art form produced here in South Africa’s VALIUMM 3 studioMoon Porn. I will then describe for you some details of my rather disturbing medical ailment which mainly appears when there is a full moon. 

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A whale splashing along to Chris Duggleby's Electro-baroque music at Sunset Rocks near Cape Town

A whale splashing along to Chris Duggleby’s Electro-baroque music at Sunset Rocks near Cape Town

Let’s start with the news about Johann Sebastian Bach – or more precisely about his newest band member ‘Yours Truly‘. Those of you who saw last week’s article will know that one of my hobbies is jamming along to baroque classics. Last week I did it with Vivaldi (you can see that article by using the link here). This week it is the turn of Bach’s famous organ classic the Toccata and Fugue in D minor – (or to be more precise Chris’s version written for strings and electric guitars – the old video for that piece is here).

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 -1750

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 -1750

Well, having transcribed the original work for string instruments I found myself jamming along to it using my latest keyboard (no I don’t have many friends!). Try to visualise the sad image – I listened to MY OWN album track in the living room (- commercial message: ‘it’s available on iTunes here‘ -) and then hung a keyboard around my neck and started playing along with myself. A rather subtle form of musical self abuse!

After many hours of improvising to this one tune my ‘jam‘ evolved into a new piece of music to accompany Bach’s original work. I like to think that it is something he might have written and played himself if only he had managed to find a shoulder strap for his organ.

Roland's AX Shoulder Synthesizer in the UK VALIUMM Studio

One of the reasons Chris is popular with the neighbours (Roland’s AX Shoulder Synth)

Prior to my departure from the UK over a week ago I recorded this new ‘jam’ track in my UK recording studio and filmed myself doing it (yes I have received therapy for this habit – but it didn’t seem to do much good). Upon arrival at my facilities near Cape Town I set about turning the newly recorded track and the associated film into a short video. This is where the whales became involved. As I was finalising the video and playing it through my loud speakers I looked out of the open studio window and noticed in the distance that there was a whale jumping out of the ocean and spouting water in time to the music.

Clearly this must be a good omen for my new baroque inspired masterpiece. Perhaps even Bach himself has been reincarnated as a whale!. I will include some of my whale pics below but first let me share with you the music which will probably now become a ‘must-have’ for ocean wild-life enthusiasts around the world. Don’t be surprised if they start playing it on whale spotting expeditions.

Although I live a somewhat reclusive existence I do seem to have a lot of whale friends who come to visit me at Sunset Rocks in the Table Mountain National Park. Here are some pictures of these music loving friends attending one of my open air events:

One of the many whale visitors to Sunset Rocks (Llandudno, Cape Town) hoping Chris will play one of his tunes

One of the many whale visitors to Sunset Rocks (Llandudno, Cape Town) hoping Chris will play one of his tunes

A second whale races to join his friend as they splash along to Chris Duggleby's music

A second whale races to join his friend as they splash along to Chris’s music

You will always find one whale who, once the classical music starts, thinks he's the conductor with his baton!

You will always find one whale who, once the classical music starts, thinks he’s the conductor with a baton!

Now let me introduce you tomoon porn. Regular visitors to this site will be familiar with my little full moon fetish (if you missed the background here are a couple of articles explaining this somewhat deviant behaviour – with graphic photoshere and here). Basically whenever there is a full moon I just can’t leave it alone. I have discussed this with my therapist but she explained that treatment for this condition is beyond the resources available under the UK’s National Health Service. She recommended I write to my local member of parliament.

So, to continue with the story, this week (yesterday to be precise) I was rudely awoken at about 4:00 a.m. by the full moon shining through my bedroom window.

Full moon Nov 2015 'blaring' through the bedroom window at Sunset Rocks (Next to the VALIUMM 3 Studio)

Full moon Nov 2015 ‘blaring’ through the bedroom window at Sunset Rocks (Next to the VALIUMM 3 Studio)

Anyway, I did my best to ignore it by wrapping my boxer shorts around my head and trying to go back to sleep. Sadly this didn’t work and when I next looked up I noticed a ship was passing underneath the moon. This I could not resist, I sprang out of bed, got my camera and started to click – all typical characteristics of a person with Obsessive Camera Disorder (known in medical circles as OCD).

To try and maintain an appearance of ‘normality’ (in case the neighbours were up) I returned with the camera back to my bed and did most of the clicking wrapped in my duvet. This is where the term ‘Moon Porn‘ was born – it signifies the explicit photographic products made by a person in his (or her) bed during a full moon. To illustrate this perversion here are some of the photographs which will feature in my first moon porn exhibition – all taken on 26th November 2015 at Sunset Rocks (Llandudno) in the Table Mountain National Park:

Moon Porn 1 - People with Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD) first find an excuse to start clicking - here it was a ship passing underneath a full moon

Moon Porn 1 – People with Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD) first find an excuse to start clicking – here it was a ship passing underneath a full moon

Moon Porn 2 - To try and 'appear' normal an Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD) patient like this one may take pictures from their bed

Moon Porn 2 – To try and ‘appear’ normal an Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD) patient like this one may take pictures from their bed (avoiding the attention of neighbours and local police)

Moon Porn 3 - A typical symptom of Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD) is that the sufferer can not stop clicking until the moon totally disappears from view

Moon Porn 3 – A typical symptom of Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD) is that the sufferer can not stop clicking until the moon totally disappears from view

Moon Porn 4 - At Sunset Rocks near Cape Town facilities are being established to provide a secure and supportive environment for people with Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD).

Moon Porn 4 – At Sunset Rocks – near Cape Town – facilities are being established to provide a secure and supportive environment for people with Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD).

So I think that is enough excitement for this week. I hope you have enjoyed reading about baroque jam making, ocean wild-life concerts and art related medical ailments. Please do not hesitate if you have any comments or recommendations (despite my therapist’s conviction that encouragement is not the best approach!). Meanwhile I now need to get back to composing music and writing about risk management – surrounded by this inspiring African landscape. I hope my US visitors had a great Thanksgiving and wish everyone a joyous weekend.

Chris Duggleby

Location of Chris Duggleby's Valiumm 3 Recording Studio in Table Mountain National Park

Location of Chris Duggleby’s Valiumm 3 Recording Studio in Table Mountain National Park

 

If you found this article interesting please consider taking a look at some of my other recent reports.

Just click on the titles below:

…starting with some fun reports…

21st June 2015: Bio-undies: Guilt free Passion with ‘Easy Emma’ and ‘Loose Harry’and Getting Rid of Garden Snails with Rent-a-Duck

4th March 2015: Hamburg Reeperbahn (St. Pauli): Germans install walls that urinate on passers-by

19th April 2014: German Police Catch Hedgehogs Testing Home Made Crash Helmetsin Saarbrücken

17th April 2014: Niche On-line Dating Services (Specialities: Herpes, Thrush and Genital Warts)

18th March 2014: Germany and Finland Joint Investigation: New Case of Sexual Cannibalism Including Self-mutilation (Castration) During Intercourse.

18th August 2012: How Bavarians and Austrians use their middle finger – Fingerhakeln: a men-only sport (did Arnold Schwarzenegger start training this way?).

…and here’s some more serious stuff…

25th October 2015: Health Risks: Food allergy prevention – Latest research ‘feed infants early with allergenic food

17th October 2015: Health Risk: Vitamin and antioxidant supplements help cancer cells become malignant – latest research from Texas

31st May 2015: German Concern about Potentially Carcinogenic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Cosmetics  

11th May 2014: Product Development Risk: New Air Conditioning Coolant Gas Produces Carbonyl Difluoride (Highly Toxic – Related to WW1 Gas Phosgene) in Vehicle Fires

16th April 2014: Ethical Pricing: Same Drug – For Leukaemia 21 Euro(Now Withdrawn) – For Multiple Sclerosis 888 Euro

6th April 2014: Product Quality Risk: Shoes Sold On-line By Zalando Recalled Due To Chromium 6 Contamination – Known Allergen And Carcinogen

29th December 2012: Spreading diarrhea and vomit through the washing machine– The Norovirus propagator in our kitchen

You can also find some of my more humorous reports in the Alpine Press section of this site using the link here.

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2 thoughts on “Whale Jumps to Bach – Moon Porn – Obsessive Camera Disorder (OCD)

  1. I enjoyed scrolling through your moon pics while listening to your music. I don’t think you need an intervention, yet, for your Moon Porn addition. I have a cloud addition so briefly both our addictions married in your beautiful pictures. Long live your OCD. Treatment not necessary.

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