Song of the Week # 30 and 31

*moonwalks into post*

Hey there! Happy Friday to you all. Hope your week went well. The last two weeks have been pretty good for me. Last week, I had dinner with friends at Buffalo Wild Wings and had an excellent time catching up with everyone. I was also able to see another friend of mine that Saturday who had been seriously ill for several weeks. She has gotten better but isn’t completely healed up yet. This week had gone by so fast, I barely know where today went. I did training for my new part-time job yesterday and on Monday. My supervisor is really nice and helpful. I have more training to do, but I think I will be able to get through it ok. I also did some work for my other merchandising job this week. Tomorrow, I have to attend a funeral for a cousin but hopefully the rest of my weekend will be fun. This Monday was also the premiere of Book 2 of INITIUM! If you haven’t seen it, check it out and let me know what you think. Ashley did an awesome job on the artwork and the plot continues to thicken.

Although things have gotten better for me, I’m still trying make progress with my music and on my writing but I feel stuck. It seems like all my motivation had gone out the window. I feel like I need a change of scenery or something. So let me ask you all, how do you find your motivation and what do you do when you feel stuck? Let me know in the comments!

There isn’t anyone I can think of that I love to listen to more than Jeff Buckley (although Jim Morrison is pretty close too, along with David Gilmour). He is definitely my all-time favorite musician and singer. He has such a unique voice and a style of playing the guitar that it’s hard to make comparisons with other artists. The only person that I can think of who comes close is Chris Cornell, especially on his Euphoria Morning album (which is awesome). “Everybody Here Wants You” comes from the Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk, which was released after his death in 1997. It would have been his second studio album, if he had been able to finish it. Most people really like his debut album, Grace, which is beautiful in its own right, but I’ve always loved the Sketches album more. It doesn’t have that studio finish to it. It’s weird and imperfect but amazing nonetheless. This song is probably my favorite Jeff Buckley song. It says everything you’ve ever wanted to say to someone you really care about and want to be with. I doubt I will ever get tired of listening to this song.

“We All Fall in Love Sometimes” is a song by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, which appears on the 1975 album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. Originally recorded for WFMU in 1992, Buckley’s version of the song had been floating around the internet for quite some time. It’s a beautiful song and Buckley really makes you feel the meaning that John and Taupin were trying to convey in the lyrics. This verse really stick out to me the most:

Did we? didn’t we? should we? could we?
I’m not sure but sometimes we’re so blind
Struggling through the day
When even your best friends say
Don’t you find?
We all fall in love sometimes

Thanks for tuning in!

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About lostincompositionland

absentminded composer/writer with short-ass attention span. Prone to fits of silliness at the drop of a hat. :P
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