Woo hoo – personal best! Created this one in 15 minutes. I was supposed to be running through standard classical piano exercises (that I assigned myself tonight) but it was soooo boring and frustrating that I became distracted by other music in my head. Know what else is boring and frustrating? Titling things: music, poetry, stories, children. I may just switch to numbering using Stardates (based on pacific time). This one would be Stardate 92825.03:
I composed this when I was 19, a really long time ago if you believe in the concept of chronological time. There were lyrics, but I have no idea where they are. All I remember is one line: I will follow the moonlight. I expect that rest of the lyrics when found will prove maudlin and immature – blech. Maybe I shouldn’t look for them.
Various bits I’ve tweeted recently. Capturing here because this is where the words go.
— Don’t bother me – I’m busy cultivating my Tortured Genius persona.
— Nerd, thou dost transcend
generation and gender
Mine own fate
lies with the roll
of thy d20
— Do Millennials enjoy being called “Millennials” as much as I enjoy being called “the tail end of the Baby Boomers”?
— No poem of your own for open mic? Recite lyrics from Drunken Sailor. Spider Pig works too.
— You know you’ve watched too much Doctor Who when you read the word cyber-attack and think only of this: http://ow.ly/IDz9h
I composed Falling Up, a piano instrumental, in Dec 2014. The method I use most often is to randomly select 3-6 notes, and then compose around them. But I prefer to have someone else pick the notes so I can write something for them.
Selecting D, F sharp, G, and A myself, Falling Up took five minutes for the core and about three hours to finish. I hope you enjoy it – it’s the first composition I’ve played and posted.