Yussssssss. After finishing Fire and Wind, I struggled on starting the movement about water. As of yesterday, I have a verse down, and a couple potential choruses that could work with it. Knowing myself, I may end up attempting to find a way to mesh all three of the potential choruses and make the sound that much more full.
Also, instead of "Fire" and "Wind" and "Water", I think I have decided to title these pieces, "In the Fire", "In the Wind" and "In the Rain". This last piece, which will have something to do with the idea of "earth", will be a difficult one to start. What melody have I NOT already experimented with? What subject have I NOT already touched on? Heck, what part of "earth" would it be about? Land? Dirt? Earth? Globe? Soil? I mean, it could go in a thousand of different directions
Before I get ahead of myself though, I need to stay focused on "In the Rain"
Excited Excited Excited!!!!!!!!!!
Ran through all of my songs on piano this afternoon to get an idea of how the album will sound. Did some order rearranging, and some work on individual pieces. The set ran a little over an hour and fifteen
"We Don't Eat" James Vincent McMorrow
These two songs are some of my favorite songs. There are two genres of music that I really like: R&B and Hip-Hop, and soft/instrumental/acoustic/independent-type music.
These songs would fall under the second genre
The first song is called, "We Don't Eat" by James Vincent McMorrow. In short, I believe the song is a soft, yet strong piece about a man who has gone off on his own to try and find himself. It is sad, because he doesn't know what he is looking for. He does mention, though, that "in the future, I might need myself a Savior." In the midst of his ongoing journey, he recites to himself the things that his mother always said:
We don't eat until you father's at the table
Are you on that lost journey? Are you on an adventure to find what you're looking for? Well, good. Search. Walk. Search some more. Find. If you are the person to move to a coast to find solitude, or the kind of person to come to find that nothing in life has changed, lend your ear to what "mother" says, and have a little trust that things will eventually work out
This next song is called, "The Grand Optimist" by City and Colour
This song is one that I find so, so, so, so powerful. It seems to be about a man who has so many worries in life. He fears he will die soon, and feels like a "cripple without a cane." Although the man is down on himself, his father is always optimistic. His father is always looking on the bright side, and giving him hope. The son says that at one point, he was quite stubborn. He found no strength in religion, or in anything for that matter, and his world started to go to nothing.
Both of these men seem to have qualms within their self. Though one mentions that he may need a Savior, and one rejects religion, they both seem to talk about how lost they are after mentioning the lack of a belief in their lives. Again, this is my own interpretation of these songs, so your own interpretation can be completely different and just as valid.
Whether it is the mother speaking, or the father speaking, take a grain of their wisdom with you when feeling like your world has turned upside down
Photo Credit: David Webb
This song is simply beautiful. It is one of those songs that, if you allow it, will easily relax your muscles and the next thing you know, you are waking up from an unintended nap
Photo Credit: David Webb