I have to apologize to all of you out there that I haven’t kept up on my blog as of late. Not that I haven’t thought about it a ton, I have just been tired of writing as I have been working on a book project, and opening my computer to blog is like coming home after a long day of answering phones to a phone ringing off the hook. I kinda needed a break.
I’m not going to re-cap too much about what has been, just looking forward to what will be. Today I wrote some lyrics for Dave Rosa who gave me a songwriting assignment without music, and only a map of syllables and lines that would have to rhyme…it was hilarious..I have nooo idea how the song sounded, but he did say when he played it on his end a lot of it fit into the music he had crafted. Why I think this is an interesting exercise is that I had to imagine what I thought his music would sound like and then pick lyrics I imagined he might use, it was a good stretch for me and taught me a new way to extract concepts, lines, and ideas for other projects, as so much of the song on my end sounded disjointed. What could have been awesome is if he imagined something I would musically write and we had this really weird marriage of music and lyrics. When all was said and done the song I wrote for him, I called it Silent Coma…knowing Dave this title says it all.
I’m attaching a rehearsal video that Dan Aakhus recorded from our last benefit concert for the Rape Crises Center. What a great time with everyone involved…this was our first run through of the song, and as you can see we are a little rusty, but whatev…..it worked out perfectly the next day, and that’s why we rehearse! I’m looking forward to more shows with these incredible players!
Also after the loss of all those beautiful children in Connecticut a tribute video was made with the song Eden’s Angel released last year as a fundraising tool for children with special needs. It’s a beautiful way to remember them in a positive way, after such tragedy…and I’m glad the song is being used for something that can help people heal from loss.
I’m so thankful that you still read the blog. Thanks for stopping in and for sharing with others. I dig you for that. More to come…so be cool!