Wow. So this is the first one I’ve actually ever fallen asleep while recording! Plus, I barely have a voice; I should have done a style where the rasp in my voice was a benefit. As is, I’m going to have to re-do this one at one point.
It’s got random words I made up on the spot. “In the sorrow, in the brightness, in the hollow wood he waits.”
I went to the vocal improvisation group tonight, the first time I’ve been able to go since the time which started this whole 365 shenanigans. I needed it; it reminded me why I’m doing this. It also reminded me how much I need other people, to stretch and inspire and share. So thanks guys. And here’s a circle song.
It’s weird. It makes me think of Vikings. I’m tired, so tired! Again. Looking forward to the possibly impossible moment where I get to do one of these well-rested an inspired…
Was just thinking about how much I like Early Music, and how the sound of parallel fifths is a big part of the “feel” of it. The parallel fifths lend a haunting quality to it and often the addition of parallel fifths or fourths to a piece of music will remind one, consciously or subconsciously, of monks in a monastery somewhere, long ago. Then, oddly, this circle song popped out, which not only features perfect fifths, but is based on a well-known phrase called “Dies Irae,” the wrath of God. It is a Gregorian chant subject, and numerous classical pieces were written on it- one by Liszt, a movement of Mozart’s Requiem. This circle doesn’t sound like any of those things, I don’t think. Which is kind of interesting to me in and of itself…
If you’ve ever played the highly addictive game Candy Crush, you will have surely been at least slightly tempted to spend a few dollars here and there to advance your game when it seems there could be no other possible way forward. Most of the prices for things are between 3 and 10 dollars. (And although I can’t find it anymore, I promise you I’ve seen insane-o things for around $40.) ANYWAY, even if you do only spend a dollar here and there for more “lives,” it’s bound to be a slippery slope, one I’ve sworn I will never set foot on. Hence today’s circle song.
Take that, Candy Crush.
Oh- and I like genre-mixing. I feel like today’s offering has a bit of hand-holding going on between classical music and soul. Maybe?