This is what I did tonight.
Thanks to the folks who listen to this stuff. Especially Tim and Michelle for their advice, feedback and support. And Sadie for regularly letting me know that she likes what she hears. That stuff keeps me going. For real.
I don’t know what I’d do without the music and the people who take it in. Yeh, my voice sounds strained on “Invocation”. But that’s okay. Got to push the envelope in order to make any progress. Brandon told me, when I asked him for some advice and pointers on singing (I was having trouble with plosives and pronunciation among other things like breathing), that I was still learning, unfamiliar with, my (vocal) instrument. With this tune you can hear where my limitations are. A few half-tones away and it all falls apart.
And thanks to Larry and Jenny who made me feel human tonight by being generous with their time and company. They actually give a s—. My people.
I was listening to “Alien” most of the day. I like that song. I drove home after having dinner with L&J and I pulled into the parking space here and sat in the car for about half an hour listening to “Grace” from “The Prayer Cycle” and then to “Alien”.
And I decided that I wanted to write something tonight. I needed to write something tonight.
Every once in a while you just have to throw back your head and howl at the sky. You never know. Maybe someone will howl back.