« The Miracle Is Worth The Wait » was
the 2nd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season »
project, and was completed on January 8, 2013.
The inspiration for this opus came from
conversations held with David, a somewhat peculiar fellow with whom I was
sharing living spaces earlier this year. To the best of my memory, the first
words he ever spoke to me were « I can guarantee world peace. » Obviously, the
statement got my attention and I just had to know more about him. I eventually
learned that he was on a mi (...)
« Mother Of Pearl» was the last song
written in the location where the music for the « The Abode Of The
Blessed » EP was composed. Yet, arguably, considering the clear stylistic
and thematic distinctions between this opus and the pieces that preceded it,
they probably shouldn’t belong on the same album. Assuming that I
eventually get the chance to properly record the 8 songs and 8 instrumentals put
together during that particular period, « Mother Of Pearl» will
likely serve as closing track, announcing what’s to come. (...)
« Perfect Magic » is the 9th opus
penned for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project. It was
completed on February 6, 2013, and is the first new piece to follow the
compositional rush that led to the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP.
The lyrics were written in an « everything
happens for a reason » frame of mind and aim to hint at how each and every
life, even the apparently disadvantaged, is blessed with the loving support of
the underlying intelligence (...)
The 23rd song written for the « 30 Songs for
the Sunny Season » project is entitled « A Tide Of Positive
Change » and was completed on March 24th, 2013.
The aim here was to come up with an inspiring and
energetic song that can uplift the listener into an optimistic frame of mind.
Considering the comments offered so far when I played it in public spaces,
I’d venture to say that this particular objective has been achieved.
No audio nor video clips are available at this
point as my game plan for this s (...)
« To Kill Your Demons » was completed
on March 10, 2013, and is the 20th song written for the henceforth entitled «
30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project.
Basically, the main point of the song is that
most-if-not-all experiences, apparent catastrophes included, can be interpreted
positively as opportunities for growth.
Again, I plan to repost the following lyrics with
an audio or video clip when time allows for the recording an (...)
At some point during this past winter, I thought
it would be interesting to see if I could come up with a bunch of songs that I
could play on my own, without the need of a backing band. I had always wanted to
try my luck at busking, but because of the demands of Poligraf, I never really
had the chance to build a repertoire of original songs that require only guitar
and vocals, without additional arrangements. Eventually I imagined that 30 songs
would be enough, so I set out to write as much in time for the sunny season, and
actually reached that goal on June 27th, when I completed the words to «
67th Heaven. »
Believe it or not (and if you do, please help me
believe it too), but I just published an album. It’s a 4-song EP entitled
« The Abode Of
The Blessed » that I recorded in an overnight session last weekend
and produced this past week.
But first things first. Before I go into more
details about the music, here’s the abridged version of what happened
since my last post.
After publishing « Takers Economy
» at the end of August (see this blog post
I’ve been nearly completely inactive in my
social networks since mid-July or so. Not that I wouldn’t have liked to
participate, but I have been engrossed in the redaction of the above essay.
When I tackled the project, I (...)
While the introductory movement of « Polygraph » describes a heated yet
still somewhat civilized exchange, the second chapter, « Confrontation, » aims
to depict the often difficult yet cathartic experience of having to stand
one’s ground and defend one’s views when criticism or outright
attack threatens one’s balance and inner peace.
The section was originally conceived as an instrumental wherein a dialogue
between guitar and saxophone represents the conversation as it devolves into
somewhat of a shouting match. Eventually though, I experimented with replacing
the already written notes with words, more as a lit (...)