A little autobiography beside the picture continued…
In November I went back to Alaska for my birthday. In the picture I am holding a piece of ice that looked just like a piece of glass in size and thickness. I enjoyed seeing snow falling and loved its beauty dressing up Haines, AK… saw thousands of bald eagles and took loads of pictures of them…I really got good at it. I discovered patience I didn’t think I had. …and saw the Aurora Borealis THREE times..Spectacular! The cold was not uncomfortable. The Chilkat River Valley and Chilkat Lake and all the surroundings were right out of a storybook. Lots of friendly and memorable people. The interplay of the native Indians with their land was totally appreciated and educational. This was that kind of vacation that will always affect what I think about and appreciate and will affect my composing and lyric writing. ..je
For the best listening, listen with earphones
Have you ever felt invisible? It is an uncomfortable feeling especially when you want to be visible. I recently completed the song and lyrics for my song titled Invisible. Fortunately, for the most part it is not my present, but it has occurred in the past regarding work and with someone I was closely attached to. Invisible is a song like you could have heard in the film credits for The Piano or sung by Sarah McLachlan. Most everyone can relate to the real sadness expressed in the song. Invisible is written in C major and is in contrast to that usually upbeat key. It has a little bit of a pop country feel and could be played live on an acoustic guitar by picking the open chords making it easy to play and sing along with. It should be sung in a mirrored room. The reason will become obvious after listening to the song. I am going to include the entire song lyrics this time.. I have wondered if you might enjoy singing along with me sometimes. This is an easy and good song to accomplish that. Be patient. It is one of my longer songs and tells a true story, but it is lyrical. If any of you are baritones, there are rich sounding baritone notes in the vocal line for the song.. I am a baritone/bass.. therefore, it was natural to write in the rich baritone notes.
The various holidays are soon surrounding us. It is not a time for sadness but somehow there is plenty of it around for us to see and feel. It would be nice for 2018 to be radically different.. children and older adults and all of us and the world are in need of a real uplift.. I want to thank admin in California for listening to so many of my songs.. The frequency is overwhelming.. That is what family does.. And It Will Be A Great Day When, We Need To Live In The Arch Of A Rainbow, I Should Have Said Good-bye Long Ago, Misty, Not An Ending After All, And Then You Were Gone, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Hello, There Are Sounds All Around, One Penny Is All I Need, On The Sunny Side Of The Street…all multiple times. I hope you got as much out of listening to them as I did writing them! Then there is ContiuAdina in Romania enjoying I Just Can’t and It Will Be A Great Day WHEN and Steve Hong in New York enjoying She’s Got A Way and I Just Can’t. Ashley Bowen popped in once again like admin to listen to Will You Love Me Tomorrow. My transcriber Roc M loves one of the two new singles I will be releasing: I Know What My Heart Was Looking For. He likes songs that tell a story. He is the first out of my inner circle to listen to the entire song. His encouraging remarks are very nice. Together we co-arranged one of my songs, And Then You Were Gone, for 5 part vocal jazz, and together we achieved an exciting result. I am going to include the first page of the song at the bottom of this blog. That and all the sheet music for all my songs will soon be available so anyone can sing and play them. I am impressed by all the people who come my way to listen to my music (more than 5400 of you came by on radioairplay.com alone) and I thank each of you. Keep coming and I will keep writing. This blog has been alive for 2 years this month. Let’s make the coming year a wonderful one and a healthy one. Make your voices heard. We all are needed to fix all the stuff that has gone rotten!
Please listen to Invisible.. I have put it up at the top of this blog entry.. I always welcome your thoughts.
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal, Joyeux Noel, Frohliche Weihnachten, Milad Mubarak, Natal Mubarak, Merii Kurisumasu, Buon Natale, Zalig Kerstfeest, Wesolych Swiat, Boas Festas, Mele Kalikimaka, Boldog Karacsonyt, Selamat Hari Natal.. these and many many more … to each and all of you…lots of ways to wish that you are happy and enjoy your holiday and then topping it off with a Happy and Healthy New Year..Gleoilegt nytt ar …Do you recognize that one? Happy New Year in Icelandic!
With music always in my heart and wishing only to share it with you!
Happy big 16, Seymour! He is a real landmark.
December 5, 2017