I Don’t Think I’ll Look At It The Same Way Again is the name of a song I finished tonight. I think it may be the last song of my album, Joshua Eli… In His Element. When I finish rehearsing all the songs for my next recording session, I will have a solid feeling about this song and its placement on the album. For this song, writing the music was a struggle until someone close to me seeded me with an idea, and then after several days of wrestling, it just flew out of me. I wrote it to have a modified 50’s rock feel in 12/8. The music idea came from watching Grease live on TV a few days ago. It wasn’t the best experience watching the show, but it was pure nostalgia. 17 years ago I toured with that show in Europe. My life changed a lot because of Grease! Anyway I like my new song and enjoyed singing the lyrics to it. Singing it is a bit tricky because of the rhythms involved. I may have to do some fine tuning with the lyrics. I ended up singing the song quite a bit testing it out and laying it down until my voice felt like it was near to giving out. The song is in the key of G and happens to place well in my voice. Here are a few lines leading up to the title: Life’s lessons can be so tough. Better to be smart And not expect much. The 50’s beat gives the song hope, just what is needed! My plan is to take the songs I’ve written for my album and add 8 more songs to those, creating the score for a small cast book musical. My education roots are in musical theatre. It seems like a good place to go from here while continuing to write and perform my music. It feels good to do several things I enjoy at the same time. Thank you to my new fan on radioairplay.com: freakiegeechie1983. The song you liked Any Part Would Be Enough is one of my favorites. The song Dayenu meaning “it would be sufficient” was part of the inspiration for me to write that song. The other was someone I knew in Baltimore. Also, from radioairplay.com, thank you to angandgary in New Zealand who likes Work Moves Me On. It seems to be a very popular song around the world especially in Japan. It took me about 2 weeks to get the lyrics just right while writing it. It almost seemed in a few places likes writing a patter song because there are lots of words sung quickly. I also changed the melody several times to fit the changes. A family friend, Kevin, likes that song. He was the first to give it a thumbs up. It feels so nice to be appreciated for what I do. It is a wonderful Valentine’s present to have those of you listening to my music and reading my blog! I enjoy reading your comments. You can listen to my music on my website joshuaelimusic.com and on my channel Joshua Eli Kranz on soundcloud.com. On my channel Joshua Eli Kranz on YouTube.com you can see me performing my music, and you can listen to my music on radioairplay.com under Joshua Eli, my preferred performance name. My dog Rose likes to sing to my music. I know she is getting better since her major surgery because she is starting to sing again! Thank G_d for that!!
February 8, 2016