I have commenced composing another digital symphony, this time with no intention of penning lyrics for all the parts. The first piece “Hallowed Mountains” was finished the second week in May ‘13 and the second piece is nearing completion. At this point I’m not sure how many parts will be included in this ‘2nd Symphony’ and as of yet have not given it an official title.
(art from cartoon project in the 1980s)
I believe the news is about the only media outlet that presents true, authentic reality, and even it is only selective (and sometimes biased) reality. The remainder of film and television dish-out a dose of reality that even at it’s best and most pure is filled with such a mixture of fantasy and fiction that we must continually filter what they present to us… and always take it with a grain of salt. Up on that large silver screen when we see bullets and explosions; the wickedness of criminals; and hurricanes or tornados, it is in no way the same thing as when those things happen within the theater in which we sit… and they don’t even come close to affecting us in the same way either!
(Art from ‘Sea of Despair’ video)
Everyday I Write the Book
written by Elvis Costello
arranged by Philip White
I have been working on this instrumental arrangement with the intentions of adding my vocals at a later date. It was one of Mr. Costello’s biggest hits and is one of my personal favorites of his.