Wednesday, January 28, 2009

And the grammy goes to...

Someone else! And that is just fine- not really going for a grammy these days- or any days in the future, for that. But man, have I told you that I really love music (and apparently hyphens)? Which leads me to another goal I have that I forgot to mention with my resolutions: Writing music! The only thing I have ever written was a very simple piano piece for 6th grade theory class. Writing an actual song is going to be a bit more challenging, but I just have to do it. I know I need to be developing musical talents, I know it! It's not just that I enjoy music, and that it relaxes me, and absolutley touches my heart, and can change my mood in minutes, and song lyrics stick to me like nothing else. Those are all fine, but what really tells me that I need to be active in doing musical stuff is the very real and unrelenting ache in the bottom of my chest when I taste the sweetness of other people's musical gifts.

When Jenny Oaks Baker (she's about my age you know?) played the violin BEAUTIFULLY and I realized she was good enough to attended Juliard* (*whoa!) at the age of 19:Impressed in my head, tiny ache in my heart.

When Cherrie Call stood on stage and played guitar and sang some of my favorite songs that I didn't know were by her, and sounded just as amazing in person as on CD: My heart was uplifted, and yet ached, and I wanted to hear more.

When Janice Kapp Perry, the woman who wrote the first song I ever sang in public, and a LOT of the songs I sing to my babies, sang to us and told us how she hadn't written a song until she was older, and various other musical heights she reached that she never fathomed would be part of her life : I was inspired, I never thought of writing a song, I felt determined and achy, but excited!

So i've been brainstorming songs, and the more I do it, the more ideas I get. I am nowhere near being piano literate, but practicing gives me musical insight too. Same with the little bits and peices I am learning about guitar. I'm excited to see what comes of this new goal. It's so intriguing!

And it has been occuring to me that the way my brain functions almost completely in metaphors, though occasionally random, might be just right for coming up with lyrics.

That's it for my thoughts, no news, but I do have a reccomendation for silliness: I did my hair in a completly crazy way to make the kids laugh while doing our chores this morning, and it made the chores a little less tedious, and a lot more giggly.


Leslie said...

Lucia!!! That is one of my goals too! I'm determined to have a song written by the end of the year! We'll have to keep tabs on each other and give each other motivation!

AbueloG said...

DO IT TO IT! Muchachita Bonita!

you have always been a song in my heart.

Becky Riley said...

Lucia, have I ever told you that you are amazing! You can do anything you put your mind to. And this sounds like the perfect thing. Can't wait to hear it.

Cherice said...

"practicing gave me musical insight" - What a cool thought!

JamesandXochi said...

This is one of my favorite posts of yours! Yeah! Sing away, and call anytime you want to give me a private preview!!!!

Monica said...

You go girl!! What an inspiring person you are. We all have a side to us other than mother. It feels good to channel it every now and then. I was talking to a friend the other day about re-upholstering...she said she had to "finish writing her book first"...WOW! Moms can do ANYTHING!!
I wish you success.

Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you.

Harold B. Lee