Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Don't try

Monday, September 15, 2008

Remember a day

Rick Wright died today and I'm very sad. All I can do is listen to the Floyd.

God bless him.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dear sir or madam, will you read my book?

My oldest friend in the world; the person who is truly responsible for my becoming a writer (of any sort) has continued to egg, inspire and push me (again) into writing more than just songs. She feels that I should be expanding and enhancing what I've done to go beyond the perimeters of music.

There are moments when I think "well, what am I even writing songs for? I'm not young; I don't want to pretend to have rock star inclinations--what's the point?". And then I have one of those flashes of performing--just myself and a 12-string guitar, which I think has become my musical trademark--and I look at the desk and push myself to write something/anything--whether it's on this blog; a quick bit of lyric or freeform prose; it's for the sake of writing and not stopping.

I'm at a point in my life where I am comfortable in the knowledge that I may not write another song again; I may not record any more music; I may stop writing because I haven't felt it in a while. I don't think that's a bad or negative thing, either. But it's interesting to be able to think in this rational a manner.

Case and point, the album--in an odd twist, I completed the layout and didn't record a note. I couldn't bring myself to be bothered, quite frankly. I'd look at the recording equipment and think, no, not today. And then--again--what's the point?

You start to get an uneasy feeling, knowing that you've reached a point in your life when something that you once loved and felt passion for is not there--you no longer love it, need it or (worse, for some) feel absolutely nothing towards it. It can be a person; it can be a place; it can be anything. What no one ever stops to think about is that this is actually the greatest form of liberation because a person is free from having to be forced out of something; the decision is to either move on or find a new enhancement.

To be continued, but nothing to be looked upon as negative...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September song

Nothing exciting to report... yet. Although there may be a live, solo appearance on the horizon along with a new addition to the arsenal.

Here's an old throwback--what I've been listening to lately:

Never Ever Land - International Artists boxset
Ocean Beach - Red House Painters
most singles by That Petrol Emotion (who have reformed for the moment)
Get Happy - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
East Side Story - Squeeze

Low key and in step with this regained sense of relaxation...

More soon and that's a promise.