Anaconda Mix

February 25th, 2007 § 2 comments § permalink

theOwl

A final mix? Maybe, maybe not, but it’s time to get it out there.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls – Anaconda! … » Read the rest of this entry «

Iterations

February 19th, 2007 § 1 comment § permalink

theOwl

I posit a metaphor:

I am a composer and a songwriter. The way I write music is first to recognize an idea that I perceive to be fertile, and then simply let that fertile idea take over my heart and mind.

I surrender to the idea. I give it the run of my heart and mind. I follow where it leads… » Read the rest of this entry «

Swirlies

February 11th, 2007 § 2 comments § permalink

theOwl

I’m wondering if any of you other composers out there have had the following experience.

It’s certainly taken me long enough, but I believe I’ve discovered a significant recurring pattern in my songwriting process. As this pattern is intimately connected to the gut-churning angst and seasick swirling despair I commonly experience during the writing process, perhaps I should attend to it.

For years I’ve noted that in the process of writing any non-trivial song I always, if the song is to be successfully finished, at some point find myself in a state of really horrible emotional swirlies… » Read the rest of this entry «

theWheel Tomorrow

February 5th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Today theWheel is basically a blog where I write a few words each week, and then I write a few more words next week. Some people out there read my words. Some don’t. This is not theWheel’s future… » Read the rest of this entry «

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