HOOOOOOOOOOW’S IT GOOOOOOOOIIIIIIING?
IIIITT IIIISSS GOOOIINNG PPREEEETTTYY WEEELLLL FFFOOORRR MEEEE, HOOOWWW ABBOOOUUTT YOUUU?
THAAAT IIISS GOOOOD. But typing like this takes way too long.
Art is a story to me. If you look at the colors, shades, and characters you can see a story. I love that art can express instead of being a portrait on a wall. You can look and see each different artists drawing perspectives.
I draw creepy things…what does that say about me, jff?
OMIGOODNESS MANALIVE IT’S SO PRETTY!!!
what prompted you to write it?
And oh shoot, it looks like I need to get footage of me playing “For River”
Would you guys like the version I played at graduation? Or just me playing at home?
You playing at home works.
I wanted to play a song I liked for my last recital. The recital before I ended up with a version of Ode to Joy that made my hands bleed, (not speaking metaphorically. I had to glissando back and forth over the black keys. Not fun). So I wanted something pretty that wouldn’t kill me. I’d written a couple super simple songs with lots of minor chords before, but over Christmas I wanted to write something that just sounded happy. I probably unconsciously took the first two chords from Joy’s Theme in Inside Out, and the more syncopated rhythms were inspired by an arrangement of House of Gold I really enjoy. The part where it gets all dark and jazzy in the middle was originally written as a separate song, but I wanted them together. That way it’s sort of like a conversation. The first part in G Major is joyful. The second part in C minor is cynical. The cynic grows tired near the end and slips into major chords that I’m hoping sound longing, and then the original melody breaks back in and takes over the song. The final few measures step back and forth between G major and C minor before deciding and resolving with a final G. I really enjoyed the process of creating it with my teacher. I would write a part and show it to her and sometimes she’d really love it and other times she’d tell me what felt wrong about it, and sometimes I ignored her and sometimes I fixed it up a little differently than she suggested, but it was really nice having someone to share with.
You playing at home works just fine for me as well.
It was truly beautiful, manalive. I’d enjoy hearing other songs you wrote.
Would it be unnecessarily cruel to make you all wait a week? I have to get ready for (CENSORED) and I won’t have internet access for a solid week.
I don’t really care when you do it.
I don’t care when you do it. But when you do, I’ll share the video of me dancing whitey that most of the FB FACEs have seen.
Unless I decide to be an evil liar
At this point I’m kind of assuming you won’t (not because I think you’re an evil liar, but because A. I wouldn’t want to show people a semi-embarrassing video of myself, and B. not being disappointed is preferable to being disappointed), so I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
I don’t care if I embarrass myself.
Whatever. Like I said, I’m NOT try to call you an evil liar…
I know. Though, if I was an evil liar. I wouldn’t share the video.
I know your not a liar, and I know you could set fire this day. Go ahead whip and nae nae.
Thank you, manalive. You saw the “dancing” though. Pretty bad..
Ah, but if I’m not brave enough to film myself dancing which one of us has truly failed as a dancer.
Olivias brother filmed it. I just allowed him to share it.
Well, I’m certainly not brave enough to let Olivia’s brother film me dancing.
Maybe you just need to be sleep deprived. It worked for me. 😀
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