Do You Just Listen To The Music Or Do You Hear It?

Someone is talking, but are the words going in one ear and out the other? Are those words just so much verbiage to be deposited in the ether with no where to land? What gets the attention other than some drastic event, motion or sound? All those sounds floating around with nowhere to go, or is there?

I don’t know the answer to that question, as it just occurs to me to ask it. The thoughts of an overstimulated creative mind. No, stimulants have not come into play here so use of the aforementioned may have caused those curious minds to wonder, therefore clarification given.

Music comes back to me as something I have ignored. It will not give up it’s patient, relentless pursuit of me, and I think at last I finally understand that. How it intends to manifest itself in, through and with me seems destined to unfold in ways still mysterious.

There seems to be a leading towards combining that with writing, or even spoken. This may be a fulfillment for a desire to use all those elements of personal communication meaning voice, recording and video.

Years ago poet Rod McKuen and Anita Kerr collaborated on his poetry and her musical experience to produce a three part series titled The Earth, The Sea, The Sky. McKuen spoke his poetry to the sounds of the San Sebastian Strings, all composed, arranged and conducted by Anita Kerr.

How well I remember listening, hearing and feeling something so very different from lyrics sang by any vocalist. I found myself to far more moved, and touched deeper in my being than with many other songs.

I wanted to do this. There was no doubt in me that this was something yearning to get out. The ways and means then compared to now were not nearly as available.

Over the last many years a number of my efforts have been successful creating videos, and voice overs, using many of the available musical sound bites.

These days there exists a large number of musical recordings that are now public domain. So there really is nothing preventing me from finally giving release to this urging, desire, that challenges me to pay attention.

So adding a compilation to this blog, may just be the first of more to come. Let’s see what happens next!

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Alan is retired and resides in Quito, Ecuador. Writing is a passion which has resulted in two eBooks thus far, with more in the works. Married 47 years with four sons and 13 grandchildren, provides potential grist for the mill! Alan is a charter "Boomer", a Viet Nam veteran, committed to roasting his own coffee and writes about whatever pops into his mind. He loves to build and ride recumbent bikes, play racquetball, writes almost daily, travels Ecuador, and talks to anything that does not move fast enough! The twinkle in his eye is a combination of the sun, and an active sense of humor. His desire to encourage others to write is being answered through his articles on the Internet.