Hello Good People who read my blog...
The world is changing very fast and not always in a good way. I should be writing about that but I'm not this time. I've been pretty down and stressed especially since November 13th, I don't think I'm the only one, it seems the world is getting very chaotic very quickly.
Anyway to keep myself together I did this little exercise this evening and am sharing a video with you. I look a right old mess in this video but I don't care, well I do care but I'm putting it up anyway, because why should less than perfect looking people hide away? Often the pretty people don't write very good songs anyway.
This is a very rough recording of "The Outcast" which I wrote in 2013.It is the first in a series of songs I am writing based around the novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë. The progress on writing these songs reminds me of the building of Gaudi's Cathedral in Barcelona. They started it in 1982 and it's not likely to be finished until at least 2020.
I am presently writing the fifth song in this series and I'm not sure how many more I will write, I think I may just focus on her childhood.
The songs are not meant to be a representation of the novel, rather I follow the story and characters that I can relate to from my own experiences. It's a way of writing songs without having to totally bare my soul all the time, instead I can claim "it wasn't me, it's about Jane!". I'm sure Charlotte Brontë was doing something similar when writing the book.
Let's see if this link works:
....and if you have listened to some of my psychedelic music you'll know a psychedelic Jane Eyre is perfectly feasible!
Got to go now...
Here is wishing you all peace, truth, and freedom.
and just to remind you I am re-issuing my "Creatively Anti-Perfect" album this week.
See store page for details!