Peter Frampton’s Bullet Time
I haven’t seen the new Matrix movie yet, but on my way in to the
office this morning I heard “Do You Feel Like We Do?” from “Frampton
So what? Well, it occurred to me that both the Frampton song and the
first Matrix movie contained what are probably now known as “bullet
time moments.” You know, that moment when you say to yourself “Holy
crap! that’s the coolest thing EVER!” In the original Matrix it was
the bullet time scenes. In the Frampton song, it was the talk box. I
remember buying the Frampton Comes Alive album when it came out – 25
years ago now. And I remember the shivers and awe that I experienced
when the guy’s guitar started to SING! It was cool then, and after
hearing it again this morning, it’s still cool.
I think that perhaps much of what keeps me exploring is the desire to
experience more moments like that.