They say life is one big circle of destruction and creation, a looping mass of ‘making and breaking’ on a continual rolling cycle.
Let me provide a life example of this phenomena in action, from tonight –
I’m feeling rather creative at the moment, so I decided to download a trial of ‘Mix Pad’, with the idea of recording one of my songs, and then recording a 2nd track of me harmonising over the top.
Well I began by recording me playing the Ukulele and singing on track 1
Harmonies came on track 2
Then I decided it sounded poo, so I hopped online to see if I could quickly find some free drum tracks and failed miserably, HOWEVER, I then realised I could re-create the sound of the bass drum and a cymbal by…wait for it…beat-boxing! God bless the 90’s children! And along came drums… Read the rest of this entry
She's the flowers, the wind and spring...
My boss has requested a review on a song, from a personal stand point. I have chosen to write about
Almaz by Randy Crawford
It’s strange listening to it with purposeful but analytical ears. Naming the pieces of the journey that it takes me on has been really quite moving, so thank you for the request…
I absolutely adore the piano, and this song is also one of my Mum’s all time favourites,
She would play it every Saturday full blast and I remember so clearly her passion when she sang along, with a voice almost as beautiful.
I see now that the warmth of it comes largely with the association with my Mum. When she sings she is most free, and I would watch her disappear until she was totally inside the song, her small release from the outside she had to endure.
The first 8 bars of that piano take me back to the feelings of Saturday mornings. The security of the chaos that ensued as the 3 of us played up while Mum pulled out the chairs, and asked us to lift up our feet so she could get the Hoover in the gap; then I remembered how ‘ickle’ I was; and that it was ages before I was included in the ‘lift your feet up club’
The piano and the warm security, if I close my eyes, it takes just 4 bars and I am back there
And then I am taken to school, trumpet lessons with my unforgettable music teacher. Read the rest of this entry
I can feel an extreme ‘Amy day’ coming on, please have a listen to these 4 amazing trinkets of orgasmic talent and accept my apologies for the dodgy looking links (they DO work) but I’m a techno moron and it took me like, 3 hours to get this far…
I’ll make up the deficit by finding another fabulous piccy of ze Angel …
Please ENJOY!! You will feel re-spiced, guarantee of the lioness 😉
OK, I’m stopping with the Amy pic scouring now, obsession looms like a cloud of procrastination rocket fuel !
Amy Winehouse & Paul Weller – Don’t Go To Strangers (Hootenanny, 2006) [HQ Audio] – YouTube.
Amy Winehouse – All My Lovin’ – YouTube. – Found this yesterday, it’s just amazing!
Amy Winehouse- What It Is – YouTube. (To any-one who intimately knows of a dear John involving a sleeping party, this one is rather fitting to that fiasco and I’m so glad I stumbled across it yesterday, should ‘John’ come across this at anypoint, I wouldn’t wanna miss the opportunity to point this link out to him!) (Shhhh now Dawny, and well done!)
amy winehouse live on jools holland – YouTube.
For me, You will always be the greatest thing ever to grace this Earth…
The Wonderful, Unique and Fabulous Amy
Loved, Missed and Adored everyday…
Her music and the legacy of her unforgettable presence, will light the lives of every future generation
An example of a cliché ‘A chain is only as strong as its weakest link’… Clichés are exactly that…(Ooooo but are they???)…..Clichés…Sentences that often mean nothing personal to you or I, and have a reputation for being ‘ouchy’ or ‘cheesy’ or ‘fluffy’ or ‘dramatic’ etc . And they generally remain this; until the day they […]