The Light: Light comes to us unexpectedly and obliquely. Perhaps it amuses the gods to try us. They want to see whether we are asleep....
Though my soul may set in darkness,
It will rise in perfect light,
I have loved the stars too fondly
To be fearful of the night...
Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft. ~Sven Nykvist
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
I will love ...
I don't know about art...or music apparently: KSDT the radio station from UC San Diego hosted a contest called Fortiate. The challenge was to create a song in 48 hours. At midnight on Sunday they announced the genres: Blues & Hip Hop and the topic "evolve."
So I took my beat sample from the Minor Threat song "Stumped" which isn't really punk but in no way sounds hip hop...unless you cut it the right way. I got a little blues inspiration from the Blues Brothers and laid down a funky bass line. I took what seemed like forever to write enough words, compared to the 48 hours I had. The song is fast and has 3 verses of 8 bars each and I en...
New Album - 'Flotsam and Jetsam': Another completed album - 'Flotsam and Jetsam'. Thirteen new tracks all written, performed and produced by me on my Boss MBR Micro digital 4-track (all recorded September to December 2011). There's quite a mixture of styles on this one - from ballads and pop to hard-edged rock. But overall, there's an even heavier psychedelic influence than usual, and a lot of complexity in the arrangements and instrumentation.
1.From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
3.Flotsam and Jetsam (Parts 1 & 2)
4.A Shambles in the Brambles