shaktikarlynn

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In guitar, Music, song writing on June 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm

MAKE YOUR ART.  YOU DON’T NEED PERMISSION OR APPROVAL, PUT IT OUT INTO THE WORLD BECAUSE WE NEED IT AND EACH OTHER.

Overflowing chaos exponentially expands as

all the voices in my head  shout out impossible demands.

Words have run away from me, I have to let them go

But everything is mine

When I create

and fail

(to grow).

Below is the little embryo of a new song.  Now I have to do some nurturing…

After spending days obsessing over the outpour of words scattered across pages and trying desperately to articulate my feelings/thoughts I realized, words just won’t convey what it is I want to say because not all things can be communicated in every language and I can’t even interpret myself in conventional ways!  So I make something out of the energy, sometimes it’s a painting, sometimes a song, poem, a conversation in front of a mirror, a scribble on a napkin…

I am not a genius and I’m not perfect but I am me and what else could I possibly be?  Since I didn’t know how to write out the song that came from somewhere through my hands and into my blue guitar, Courtney and I recorded it right away.  This happened last night and listening to it, trying to separate out the self-judgement, I am already inspired to do more, better, different.

But here is this:

http://audioboo.fm/boos/143653-shakti-on-guitar

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  1. Yay!!! Keep making music! Always create!

    I do the same thing, here is one I just did a while ago…I’ve literally told nobody about it.

    http://www.myspace.com/thegreatorchardconquestiscoolerthanpuddingandpie

  2. Colin!
    Thank you. Someone sharing back is the BEST possible outcome I could get from putting something of myself out into the world. Some people get so caught up in criticizing art that they could be missing out on the simple experience of it. I’m trying to cultivate that openness because I don’t want to miss out on anything, but that’s just me… a work in progress for sure but definitely progressing. I feel like I know you a little more now, and of course, I could be totally wrong but I’m going to go with the other feeling which is connection. We are all on this beautiful and fucked up planet together and yet we find the most complicated ways to isolate ourselves. Silly humans.

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