Saturday, December 22, 2012

the meaning of OOO and CHA

Lohbado by Lohbado
Lohbado was recently asked: what is OOO CHA? Club Morono is pleased to take another stab at this question.

On one level, Ooo Cha originated from the experience of listening to car stereos with beefed up bass. During the nineties, the fad peaked. One day Lohbado was in a second story apartment. A car slowly drove by. The apartment windows shook from the vibrations of the bass. The car stereo released an aggressive, invasive sonic boom up and down the street. It invaded personal space. Even people inside their dwellings were exposed to the heavy vibrations of that bass beat. The rhythm was: ooo cha, ooo-ooo cha, ooo, ooo, cha, ooo-ooo cha...

    Lohbado thought: that’s it, the sound of the millennium. OOO is a bodily sound, evoking digestion, the sound of material churning in a container. CHA is a cleansing, spitting, clearing sound, but at the same time, relaxing, like the body sighing as it gets into a hot tub. Then of course, there’s good old ooing and ahing to express surprise, satisfaction and excitement.

    OOO CHA also refers to a mythological drama which took place in a dystopian landscape. Aggression and greed boiled over. The Apocalyptic War had devastating consequences. The OOO were a group of administrators and senior advisors, partly responsible for the war, who took shelter under a glass dome in a secret desert. The community was located in the Cha region of the Poh Valley in the Secret Desert. There are many references to this story in older Club Morono posts. Some radiation leaked into the dome, causing the right brain of the Ooo inhabitants to swell, resulting in heightened creativity, imagination and religious sensibility.

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