Thunder….

Is this done…?

Certainly not well done. Maybe medium well.

But unless my voice improves… and my range improves dramatically… I really don’t see this song getting a whole lot better anytime soon….

Besides… if anybody ever hears this song anywhere else… it ain’t gonna be my quaint Southron voice blasting through the speakers….

Go ahead. Laugh. I do….

But still… I give you… Thunder….

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Angel Ascending to Heaven (with my Mom) extended/final

I think this is the final  version of Angel Ascending to Heaven (with my Mom).

I’m a bit of a perfectionist… and while I’m not completely happy with the project… I don’t have any firm ideas on making it a whole lot better….

And… I guess I kind of need to let go….

So… here it is….

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Today’s Work

Working on editing the lyrics… now that I have better idea of how the song fits together from a tonic perspective….

However… telling the story… like I want to tell it… COMPLETELY… looks like it turns the tune into a MONSTER…. Similar to Steppenwolf’s song Monster… and other EPIC Rock Ballads… from the Prog Rock era….

Only… Elvis has left the building… and he took long songs with him….

Last NEW long song I heard was by… Eric Church…. He did a rather classic concept album… that included a classic group of connected songs… expounding… and expanding on a story… in long song form….

So… if the Intro and Verse (technically 1 & 2, I suppose) come in at around 2:15… then adding Pre-chorus/Chorses… and a couple of more Verses… and a Bridge… and maybe a bit of a Finale/Outro… we’re suddenly sitting at 6 minutes…. Or… more like 8…. Which way… WAY… over the 3 minutes allowed for a radio single….

Oh, well!

Gues I’ll work on finishing it….

Then I can get to work ripping it apart… AGAIN!!!

An Egnigmatic Composition….

A song of Praise… and mourning….

Wrote the basics of the music on the morning of 8 February 2016. Right after I got the call that my mom passed away in the hospital.

Had an idea for a poem… of sorts… this afternoon….

I hope God sometimes looks down on me and smiles….

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The title is Angel Ascending to Heaven (with my Mom).

Not quite Johnny Cash’s cover of Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus… but….

Sunday Songs

Here are some old recording when I started trying to record played instruments.

All of these are Old School. As in… Old Timey….

The first two are a song I am writing called River of Life.

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The last one is a different take on a classic….

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One of my first attempts at trying to record vocals. A Capella, no less….