Here we are again, practically the beginning of a new month. Which means, it’s time for an update blog. Although there’s not much new to speak of, everything seems to be progressing well. There have been the regular up's and down's, but nothing severe. At any rate, here we go.
I just purchased the “Magix Music Maker 2016 Premium” software. It’s fully compatible with the “Music Maker Jam” app that I used to write 7 compositions on my smart phone. It comes with over 6,500+ sounds and loops, 17 virtual instruments, unlimited tracks, professional effects & mastering plug-ins. All said and done, I’m one damn happy camper.
I wasn’t accepted into Carnegie Mellon University this academic year. It didn't crush my hopes, but can't say it felt great finding out the news. They did write me an actual, personal letter online, signed and everything. Basically it said that they admired my spirit, the achievements I have made, and encouraged me to apply again, and keep on with all that I'm doing. There's always 2017-2018. Until then, I'll keep walking my path.
The composing has been slow with me. Just after a 2 week drought, I’m setting up one that I’ve donned “Speak in Tongues”. No rational thought behind the title; that’s what the timbre of the arrangement evokes in me. Yeah… this one also seems like it’s going to be a mess to sort through. On the upside, normally my messes prove to help me to grow the most as a human being. As with any songwriter, nobody really can say where a song is going to land, whether or not it will end up on the album. One song you compose will have all of the lyrics fit with everything about the song and it’s done in 3 days. Others loom in the background until that final piece comes into play, and you know it’s finished, perfectly. That’s just hows songs are.
Fortunately I’m adding poetry and lyrics like crazy now. Lyrics keep getting, err… “updated”. The count is at 25 separate songs worth of lyrics. So I have all of the lyrics that I need for my solo project. My take on the situation ? Awhile back, it was suggested that I write a full-fledged poetry book with one “work” per each style of poem. Why stop writing lyrics when they can turn into poems for a poetry book ? That’s still the concept now.
My next attempts at poetry will follow 3 of the 4 different types of sonnets: The English (Shakespearean), The Italian (Petrarchan), The Spenserian, and The Indefinable. That’s right: there’s a category for sonnets that don’t belong to any classification. It’s the counterculture, misfit, none-of-the-above, check “other” on your SAT form... of what we say passes for existence. I wrote the Indefinable one a while back, not even knowing that I did it. So Cheers to 3 poems adhering to the literary rules. The lines are your friends, Hobbes; stay in the space between the lines.
I’m eagerly anticipating yinz all writing a comment or two about what I've been rambling on about. I know what I think and where I stand for now. I’m curious as to what all of yinz guys can bring to the discussion. I’ll leave you with that for today.
With sincere gratitude,
Hobbes Deutsch, Jr.