It's Friday again. You know what that means....multimedia time!
Some of you know that I also write songs. For a while, I've been wanting to share songs here, but I wasn't sure if this was the right space for it (would readers of my poems really feel like listening to songs?).
I decided that I was over-thinking this, and that I would just go for it. This week, I've had several conversations with other writers and artists about giving ourselves permission to experiment and to explore; it reminded me to loosen up and be decisive about what I make. So I'm pleased to offer my song, "Saturn," to your ears. Click anywhere in this sentence to listen to "Saturn" on my SoundCloud (click the orange, circular "Play" button).
It's not a new song--I wrote it six or seven months ago. But it is indeed a new recording and arrangement; I'd been wanting to redo it for a while, now that I feel a bit more comfortable with GarageBand (I seriously cannot say enough good things about this recording program). I added several layers in re-recording this song (including some hand drum--aka me smacking my guitar).
Hope you like it, and that your weekend is lovely.