Something new: a dream about living out the completion of my life with someone I grew up with. It is called There Is No One I Would Rather Travel With But You. It is about personal dreams and happenings and a look far into the future. The lyrics make me feel very good inside a la Ed Sheeran. It’s everybody’s dream, and yet hard to accomplish, to find someone to live out your life happily with. The melody I wrote has a funky upbeat R&B sound in the style of the Temptations in D flat major with a sound straight out of the 80’s. The melody is a hit with Rose my mini-dachshund; she just loves to sing it with me. She seems to be attracted to the rhythm and just bounced up to sing. She just gets it. The lyrics came first and then I experimented with different melodies. At first I thought an Irish melody would be right and definitely would appeal to my listening friends in O’Donnell’s Bar in Ireland. But somehow it didn’t sound right and so I moved on to funk. I have never written a song with this sound before and am loving it. It is a fun song to sing and to play plus its message makes me feel comfortable about the future. The unknown is often hard to swallow. So you can tell I really enjoyed this experience a lot! Here’s a few lines from the chorus: You made my travel complete. You were there with me. …. I knew then how lucky I was. There was no one I’d rather travel with But you. My cover for She’s Got A Way seems to have struck a nerve because I have another declared fan for that song: mamacitalina in Santiago, Chile. Also, Jennifer Mariuz-O’Brien in Canada became my fan after listening to Misty and Life Is About What You Do With What Happens To You. I started singing Misty for a special person and wrote Life Is About What You Do With What Happens To You to honor Hillary Clinton’s campaign to be the President of the US. Misty is a beautiful song. Thank you! Thanks to Lamont Leak’s thumbs up for my latest blog, and to Chris Meersman, Bonnie Sher, Elizabeth Louise in Australia, and Best.of.Lego in Denmark for checking it out too. Haywire Bank in Sweden likes the album cover for my new album. Thanks! I am very appreciative of all of you and your interest. Please spread the word and listen to my music at joshuaelimusic.com, on soundcloud.com on my channel Joshua Eli Kranz, see me perform my music on YouTube.com on my channel Joshua Eli Kranz or listen to my music on radioairplay.com under my preferred performance name Joshua Eli. Keep coming back and keep in touch. I just finished a new recording session. Look for the new music I recorded to be published soon once the finishing touches are complete.
March 5, 2016