There is an invisible weight on my left shoulder. The sensation so omniscient it keeps me sane to read the lyrics and chords to songs as I play and sing. Even ones that I already know. Without something as structured as sheet music in front of me my improvisation is destined to break into tiny shards of shattered crystal. My voice might crack, revealing the terrific sorrow beneath my above-the-fray whispers of devotion. And as for the words ... well really. It used to be that rhyming confined statements to the logic of carefully selected word-endings. Now the state of my once & future rhymes hangs in the balance with everything else attached to an anticipated crossover into The music business. For the last 8 years the separation of the language of love and the language of law has been paramount. Now their blending is a key element in the alchemy this artist longs to create.

The weight on my shoulder says, "OK. You can publish that with a medium ballad tempo to Temple Illuminatus."

It doesn't have to come right out and tell me not to publish any more song lyrics here or to our brother site Esoteric Online. That is all too implicit in the silent weight. 

Filed by the right fingers attached to the right wrist and right shoulder! Sanely!

("Editor - get me wewhite!")

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Comment by Rosey on November 30, 2018 at 9:02pm

Love your blogs and music! xo

Comment by Linda M. on November 29, 2018 at 5:40pm

You can as as you like here savlove.  I actually prefer having the music in front of me also.  I have a music group here that I want to revamp, rename, you have it.  Care to help?

https://templeilluminatus.com/group/musicismysoul

At any rate feel free to post there in comments, discussions or I'll craft you a page.  If you admin with me you can craft your own pages...lol

Comment by Svette on November 28, 2018 at 7:48pm

“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”

Donald Woods Winnicott

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