So, if you've been following me these last few months, you know that I'm doing a weekly song release (#happyHumpDaysongs). If you follow my Twitter or Facebook - you may also know that my computer crashed on me a couple weeks ago, and though it's been fixed - I've been battling with this new Mac OS (preaching to the choir I'm sure).
I've loved Maya Angelou since I was a boy. I was introduced to her by a teacher early in middle school, and was immediately infatuated. Not to mention she reminds me of my first grade teacher, Miss. Noel - who I will never forget for the inspiration she's been in my life.
Angelou was not just a writer, or an activist, she was a lover, and pure love. What she meant, she meant well, and what she did, she did with intention. All of us would do well to learn by her, and to be one with her spirit that will live on in her words.
If my goal were to write a new song everyday, I would wake up, drink some coffee, find inspiration by digging into mine or someone else's playlist I love... I would listen to all those work tapes, and see if there's a message I hadn't talked about yet. I could listen to all the voice memos I have on my phone. It would be a very specific approach to creating something that matched my mood, my story, my headspace for that day.
One Free Song. Every week. For One Year. This is the promise. This is how it works:
I'm stoked about this process and this recording on the way! It's not going to be easy to finish, we really only have so much time to work on it on the side with other projects we both have going on... But I'm super stoked to be getting somewhere with it and revisiting my own music - coming from various perspectives.
Just in time for Christmas! I have had such little time lately to do just about anything between being in the studio, finishing up the Doc and helping to start this company with my brother (long story, if you don't already know it :P )
I just wanted to get this online asap and wish you all Happy Holidays and an early Happy New Year! Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy :)
What was Tom Waits like as a child? I wonder. Sitting in my car, listing to 'Nighthawks at the Diner' on my way to the daily routine, pondering whether or not to cover 'Eggs and Sausage' at my next show- it's a relevant point I think. Not only, what's Tom Waits like (period), but as a child what would this youth of such vastly bordered interest have been like? I guess he grew up nearing the Mexico border